Monday, February 21, 2011

2nd Class...

Well, as I promised, here is the result from my second class. I am not happy with it - the finished image I had in my mind is definitely not what you see now. I am so used to painting landscapes, both from photos and en plein air, that I think I approached this the same way and it didn't work for me. I have been reading and watching videos that show a 'workshop' approach, and I hope to try it during my next class. In the meantime, Mark Hayden has assigned me 'homework' - self portrait studies. It will be difficult for me, but I am determined to figure this out! I'll keep you posted...
I think I should mention that this painting changed drastically from the first class. The model was great, but my view in class 2 was not the exact same so I needed to make the appropriate changes. On a positive note, I think the painting looks more like the model this week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yikes! I am taking my first portrait painting class with Mark Hayden at the Essex Art Center. I was very slow to start and didn't get as much done as the other students did. The plan is to continue working on the same pose next week....
I will post my progress each week, even if it ends up disastrous! Feel free to make any comments - I will definitely take them into consideration!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Winner is...

The winner of the mini painting is Jeff Ventola! He responded almost immediately. Keep your eyes open in the next week of so for a similar offer!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Email Offer!

I have been working on some very time consuming pieces lately and haven't felt as if I am accomplishing much, so today I painted a quick, small piece. I am offering this to my blog subscribers and to my website newsletter subscribers only - if you are interested in purchasing this painting, I will sell it to the first email offer I receive (you name the price!)!