I was chatting with a friend of mine who's been experimenting with gouache still lifes lately and it hit me: all these «studies» I've been doing are very nice but they're well inside my comfort zone. Mainly because I use photographs, in fact.
I can talk and look all artsy when I experiment with photographs but I'm still very much a coward when it comes to painting (or drawing, for that matter) from life.
So today I set up a still life in my kitchen and tried to tackle it in the same fast & loose process that I use for photograph studies.
It's casein. It's about an hour. It's painful, but hey… I was out of my comfort zone and… you know… I was told that's good.