Monday, January 25, 2010

Portrait Sketch

8" x 6"

With so many snowbirds (people who flock to Florida in the winter for those who don't know) in the Punta Gorda portrait studio, we had two models posing at the same time.  Like plein air landscapes, it's a challenge to complete the painting on the spot (usually under three hours).  If I start working it again later, it looses spontaneity.  It's also a thrill to scratch my signature through wet paint with a sharp stick... ah, the simple pleasures of an artist.

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