I have been reading Mel Stabin and Charles Reid, who have a quick, fast and loose approach to figures that is very beautiful. But my paintings are slower and more precise, using glazes, more like the work of Elizabeth Kincaid. I want to loosen up though.
I also think I am working too big. This picture is 76X56 cm. I want to still put in some background, which is what Charles Reid would say is a problem. I am also working from someone else’s photos which is OK for now to develop technique. I am busy with a Masters in Coaching and as soon as this is complete, I want to join a figures class.