My last painting today and my attempt to synthesize all that I learned. This is BFK paper with gesso on it for a support, then Sumi ink and gouache under painting, with pastel on top. Layers of putting on and taking away, of discovering a shape and then losing it. Push, pull, add, subtract. Tomorrow morning we will start the day with a critique of our final paintings. On of my fellow students has suggested the title "Bloody Race" for this piece.
Playing with the materials with this #1: gesso on BFK with pastel and charcoal
More play with this #2 plus a real response to the didgeridoo music:
acrylic pastel ground on BFK with charcoal and pastel and chalk