Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back at art class -- oh boy




Starting out, drawing on a rust ground, too big

Tonight we had a beautiful model at art class --
her name was Gaye. I walked into class for the
first time since I broke my ankle, saw her and
smiled. She is so spirited and lovely to
paint.


New drawing and lights added



Adding lights to the dress



Working in the background colours



More drawing to refine the pose



As far as I got.

I photographed the stages for you. I painted
off and on for a couple of hours and this
is how far I got. I'm not unhappy with the
painting. School starts tomorrow, so I have
to be quick here tonight.

Have a happy and creative day.

2 comments:

eldon said...

Whoa! How cool to see you paint. I hadn't realized the steps you go through to make your paintings. The bold color and bold brush strokes are beautiful. I hope you take more photos so I can see how you've finished. Amazing!
EW

Barbara M. said...

Thanks so much Eldon,

I will take more photos when I work
on the painting a bit more. I find it
tricky to complete a portrait without
reference -- and this model's face
was unique. But I'll give it a try.

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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