I know, I know - this is acrylic paint - I can cover over anything that needs it without worrying about it acting like watercolor and showing through. At least, I think I can do that. Well, I guess I'm expecting too much out of myself. I've only done 1 painting in an NKU drawing class in acrylic (not fluid acrylics), and 1 painting in Sandy's class using some gesso. So maybe I just don't know how to handle the medium yet. And maybe I shouldn't have painted that large nut yet - it should be more of the star of the painting and I should have done that last.
Oh, well. Don't Panic! That's what I have to keep telling myself.
I went to the open figure session this morning but left after an hour. Our model starts by saying, "I'm exhausted!" So our moderator sets her up for us - laying down!! So what happens? She falls asleep. Head nodding, bodying shifting, hands in a different position and body leaning far to the side - then back - then far to the side again. It was frustrating for me so I left. A shame, too, because she was a lovely girl and I might have made a good drawing. I'll take a photo and upload what I did get done anyway...you all get to see my successes and my failures - aren't you lucky??