Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Andrew 12x12 oil on panel

I started a new large painting on Monday, but the model needed to take the day off today, so Andrew substituted and we did a one-day painting.  I would love to spend more time painting him.  He has a great look.  But painting quickly from life is a great exercise.

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Waltrudis in Blues" 18x18 oil on canvas

Another painting from Sharon Sprung's class. I loved the many shades of blues and greens which beautifully offset the model's delicate complexion and hair. Very tricky to capture a more mature model's features without being harsh. Such small differences can make her look too young or too old. I learned a lot, again.