After a week I have finally had a conversation with my Italian art professor. I have been avoiding her because I freeze up when I need to speak Italian. It’s kind of hard to even describe what I’m going for in a painting in English.
So basically, I’m painting the creepy old man in my dirty hospital dream. My bosetto (tiny reference sketch) was beautiful but I was having a difficult time recreating it on a larger scale. Besides that I am painting in acrylics because I have to paint larger scale this semester. Acrylics are cheaper than gouache/tempera. I have a tendency to destroy my brushes anyway.
I also like to just glob paint on my paper. As many colors I can come up with, I put on the paper. So I’ve been over working my paintings. My professor told me to choose two or three colors and then repaint it.