Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Southern Atelier

6" x 4"

  This was the model for Romel de la Torre when he gave a portrait demo at the Southern Atelier in Sarasota.  I took a few snapshots of the model and couldn't resist doing my own version later.  Romel's portrait was gorgeous, done with flair and confidence.  I learned a few things about technique, such as wiping the canvas with linseed oil before starting.  This keeps the paint from sinking in and allows it to flow.  I also liked the way Romel played with color, put it on thick and let it sit.

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