Malo has to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, both inside and out. When she walked into my teaching class at CAI yesterday, I knew that my heart wasn't in painting anyone or anything that day. A day on the beach in Hawaii was what I had in mind.
I decided to get a big brush out, slap some thick brushstrokes down, concentrating on planes and simple form-hugging five values - and leave it at that. Some of my best head studies from life have actually been painted this way, when I don't over-noodle.
This is far from what I would have liked to have painted of Malo but it DID meet the drawing challenge for the day and the drawing block-in was good.
Sorry Malo. I didn't do you justice.