Saturday, September 25, 2010
A recent portrait of Josh on 3'x3' canvas. It took about 4 1/2 hours. This was a second attempt. The first time Josh played his guitar and sang, but it proved too difficult as an action painting. For this attempt, Josh came up with the idea of wearing a cowboy hat and tinted shades. The sunglasses worked out well because Josh could meditate with eyes closed and I wouldn't know. The reflections in his glasses were a challenge because they constantly shifted, but it worked out. Still looking for models to fill a show at Lovin Cup. Hoping to have roughly a dozen portraits. Contact me if interested in sitting. I'm hoping, as I get back in the swing of live painting, that things will speed up and I can cut the time in half, but for now I need three or four hours.
Monday, September 13, 2010
A recent portrait of Laura. It was painted from life on 2'x3' canvas and took about three hours. It helped that Laura is a great model and held a pose beautifully. Hopefully we can have another painting session together soon and she might do a charcoal drawing of me. I'm hoping to do more life painting this fall and hang them at Lovin Cup" coffee shop in a couple of months. Painting from life is probably the biggest challenge, but also the most rewarding. I think it offers a more complex portrait, with a variety of expressions, instead of a single snapshot in time. This painting is fairly realistic for me, the next one of Laura would probably have more distortion and color play. I'm looking for models to sit if anyone is interested? If you are willing to sit twice than I would give one away as payment for modeling. If anyone is interested in a commissioned portrait, I charge $400 for 2'x3' or $500 for 3'x4. I can work from life or from photos if you prefer.