We're in the final stretch, less than two weeks left in my first year of the NYAA MFA program. I have about 150 sq feet of unfinished paintings to paint. The content is all over the place from figure study to large character paintings to small figurative paintings with imagined elements and light, but I'm feeling pretty good. None of it is what I see myself continuing with next year, but at least I recognize that.
4 weeks into a 6 week pose. The space on the right was originally a gaping white wall, however during the Tribeca Ball last week they installed a sort of horrible rendition of Manet's "Lunch on the Grass" or something like that and it saved my composition. Cristophe and Liliana are amazing!
This is mostly a technical painting for "Painting from Imagination" class. The assignment rules were 1 figure, 1 indirectly lighted area, 1 direct light. We're allowed to use 2 references, but I'm just using 1 for the figure and changing the light on her anyway. In the end she's hopefully going to look sun-charred, grossly red.