I took a workshop this month with Lisa Daria Kennedy. I learned so much. I really admire her work, her loose style, her fabulous use of color. She paints daily and showed us how she approaches painting. She works in acrylics and her paintings look like oils. For now I am sticking with oils and going to see if I can get the hang of it - I am just becoming addicted to the buttery quality of the paint and the beautiful subtle tones you get working with earth tones and primary colors. We'll see what happens. I did an underpainting with the painting below and feel this painting moved forward a bit in finding the contrasts in light and a more developed use of color.
oils on board