Saturday, August 9, 2008
Portrait from my workshop
I had my third and last day of the portrait workshop today. I really enjoyed it, Tom Post of Cincinnati Ohio was the teacher. It was a somewhat small class of five so he gave us quite a bit of attention. I like the idea of doing a loose impressionistic portrait of someone. Once you go tight everything has to be right on as you know if you paint portraits. I painted this portrait from a photo I took, I thought it had good light in it. Tom's approach is to keep things loose and check and check and check proportions, he says don't go tight too early you can always tighten up. Anyway here it is, I won't be posting the one from the second day as it's very similar to the first day. I can see a few things that aren't quite perfect but I still like the painting. I forgot to mention I painted it with a #12 bristle brush, all except the earrings.