Thursday, September 29, 2011

Open Figure Session, September 28, 2011

Marjorie, Oil, 12 x 9" SOLD

Marjorie was our wonderful model, yesterday. I was so happy with her choice of the red top as it reflected plenty of warmth into her skin. The walls of the art center are a very cool white and yesterday was overcast, adding additional coolness. Everyone kind of got a late start, so with breaks, I painted this in about two hours. Doesn't seem to matter how early I get there, time just seems to get the better of me. The upside is that I don't seem to be over thinking my approach. I had a warm reddish brown tone on this board and it seemed to really help to paint the portrait quickly. You can see it particularly in the blouse.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my, in just 2 hours? I am spellbound with the innumerable brush strokes and colour values,, it is a stunning portrait full of character Mary..glad to know your work!

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  2. Thank you, Padmaja! There is no time to think...only paint, paint, paint!

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  3. Great painting, Mary! I like the warmth in the darks under her chin.

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  4. Nice painting, good job on painting her hair.

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  5. This is a very accomplished portrait, decisive and well done and with a sense of humanity that I love.

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  6. Thank you, Daniel and Taryn. I truly appreciate your comments.

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