Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Painting the Figure From Life in Under 4 Hours

This past Sunday I spent the entire day in the beautiful Sage Gallery with 12 other artists painting a model from life. We started around 10:30 with this lovely ballet pose and wrapped up the day at 4:00. There's nothing more engaging to me than the moments when I am completely absorbed in the painting or drawing process. I loved the color and light enveloping the model and the composition was just right. I will add a few final touches in the studio, but this is a completed oil on 40"x 30" hand stretched canvas painting. I like the freshness and clean look of this piece. Now it's time to get back to the studio and schedule the next veterans for the 18th portrait for my "Portraits of American Veterans Project".