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28 April 2009

Greetings from retreat



Yesterday morning I had breakfast dish duty here at the Vermont Studio Center, so I didn't try to take my paints to life drawing. Our model was still but had a hard time keeping his eyes open as you can see. This morning I brought my paints in before dish duty so was able to start painting the figure. The first one, of Steve standing, cannot be shown. Ick. But I decided to simplify and just do his portrait next. There he his with eyes wide open. The portrait of Sarah was done this afternoon. First I did a pencil drawing of full figure, then grabbed the paintbrushes to do a portrait, about 1 1/2 hours. At first it was truly terrifying but past the halfway mark it started to come together and actually began to resemble her. Today was better. And I'm all done with dish duty. Hooray.

3 comments:

Jill Berry said...

Good job getting past the terror of portraiture. The last one is my favorite, nice gaze.

Dona M said...

sounds like a great opportunity !

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Thanks Jill and Dona. Yes, the last was heading in the right direction. :)