As previously mentioned, I took a week-long "Expressionistic Figure Painting" workshop at The Art Students League with artist Barbara Yeterian. We worked on our paintings in twenty-minute increments and I took photos at each breaking point.
I could have used a little more time with this painting, especially in the background, but I'm going to call it done. And I think this painting really shows my growth during the week-long class. It's much freer than the first one. There's emotion and a story. Hooray! And my biggest take-away: don't do the harsh outline I always do. This is definitely a painting style that I want to continue to work in. I have a tendency to outline everything and I'm excited about getting away from that and moving towards more color blocking. I think the hands in this painting are a great example of how well that technique works.
It's a terrible and blurry photo, but here I am with my classmates, the teacher, and the models:
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