Monday, January 18, 2010

Pirate Painting

6" x 8"
Painted this pirate during the portrait session at Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center.  Several people asked me if I always work so small.  I find it a comfortable size for a three hour session.  And after many years doing tiny textbook and children's book illustration, it seems huge to me.  Yes, I do paint larger paintings, but save those for my home studio work.   So I consider this pirate painting a sketch and it's fine as it is.  I can use my small sketches (pochades) later as reference for larger works. 

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