Diane Mannion, DENNIS, 10x8" oil
Artists in the Venice Portrait Studio at VAC were thrilled today to have a handsome model with lots of character pose for us in his golf hat! My favorite way to spend a rainy Friday afternoon painting with artist friends.
This painting was first sketched in burnt umber with a small brush. Then while the model took his break, I mixed up piles of flesh tones, shirt, and background colors. The session was two and a half hours, but excluding breaks... only about two hours to paint. There's never enough time!