There are moments like today where I wish I had a better memory. For example, I wish I would've remember how strong the chemicals smell while oil painting. Oh my goodness! The smell literally hit me in the face. Besides that minor detail, I had a blast and a half painting today. I began the background for my "Suburbs" piece. It's not much but it sure did take a while trying to paint around all those dots. (Please excuse the horrible photo).
I may have made a bit of a mess while painting. I also forgot that whenever I have a oil painting in progress, my hands are permanently stained. Let's just say that when I left the class my hands were not their normal color.
In case you were wondering what my photo reference looks like, here it is. I used Photoshop to combine seven different photos.