Friday, March 19, 2010



Hello Friends:

This portrait was painted in two sittings with Jenny at Mainstreet Art Centre. I was sitting on a bench below the model, which gives an interesting perspective since I was looking up at her as I was painting. I really like the tilt of her head and the faraway look in her eyes. I began the painting with lots of paint and a palette knife and then refined her features with a brush in the final stages. Many artists would think that my process is a bit backward, preferring to begin a painting with thin paint and ending with thicker paint for the final flourishes. But I'm enjoying this technique for now and I'll stick with it while it's working!
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