The staggeringly wonderful Robert Henri (author of the art bible The Art Spirit) suggested artists go into a life painting room, look at the model and the pose, and then go into a completely different room to paint what you could remember from your time observing the model.
I find I can usually remember more than I think and I think Henri was onto something!
|The Art Spirit|
12 x 16"
oil on linen via palette knife
copyright Johanna Spinks