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.
Monday, February 21, 2011
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...
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
Monday, February 7, 2011
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!)!