Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Portrait Studio

Portrait Studio, watercolor, 5.5x8" ©Diane Mannion

Day 17 of the 30/30 Challenge

Took my watercolors to the Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center portrait studio.  Spent first pose, about twenty minutes, doing a careful pencil sketch with a regular number 2 pencil on Arches hot press paper.  Then for the next two hours, used each pose to paint layers from light to dark.

Great group of artists meet every Thursday and paint together.  During high season there are so many artists that two models pose on each side of the room.  All levels, all mediums... still only $5. for three hours, 9am to noon.  Wish I could get there every Thursday but it's also the day that the Light Chasers Plein Air Painters meet, and another group, the Englewood Plein Air Artists.  Have to alternate painting with each group, to many artistic happenings on Thursday mornings!

A few Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center Portrait Painters:

Judy worked in pastel on red mat board.  Trudy, pastels, Jane, pencil, Weimin, oils, and Kathy, acrylic, and another artist used colored pencils.  Excellent work all!

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