Last week’s Let’s Face It lesson was with Regina Lord. The current focus is on incorporating hands into paintings of faces and figures and this particular lesson was an approach to painting a figure in acrylic. I find drawing hands to be difficult so I knew painting a hand in acrylic was going to prove challenging for me.
I really liked the dreamscape quality of Lord’s tutorial exemplar so I tried to emulate that in my painting. I think I ended up with something that has a sort of naive or folksy quality to it. That is most definitely the best element of this painting. I feel like I am not making much progress with learning to use acrylic paint. I am definitely better at drawing and at using ink and watercolour for illustration type art than I am at using acrylic and attempting a more painterly approach. I am still enjoying exploring something that for me is still fairly new but I definitely am not making progress at a rate I would have hoped for. I do find trying new things and challenging myself to be stimulating, however, so I will keep beavering away and trying my best.