Monday, November 23, 2009

10" x 8"

Great model at the Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center Portrait Studio (PGVACPS for short).
Cool guy, Stanley. Held still... some models have bobble-heads or fall asleep. The headband was useful as a reference point to measure distances between features. Sometimes it's difficult to paint portraits without the ears showing. Ears are a landmark. These three hour sketches are wonderful for a quick, loose painting style. Like plein air painting, my goal with these sessions is to finish it on the spot.

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