Here's a snapshot of another 3-hour oil study from this weekend's figure painting session.
This was a pretty challenging setup. All the values were mid to low key and I had to really push for contrast. I initially started out just wanting to do a hand study, but there were so many lost edges that 5 minutes into it I started over (because I could tell it was gonna look like a blob) and decided to take on the whole pose. Glad I did because it was more fun and turned out way better than I anticipated.
I love getting to retreat for 3 hours and paint the figure. It's so fun sitting in silence with a few friends, just painting away. I feel so recharged!! Going to need the energy for this LAST WEEK of SCHOOL!