Whew! I painted seven oil portraits yesterday back to back. Was my shoulder sore? Heck, yeah! But I had such a good time. Not sure I'll do it again, as I wanted to continue working on every painting to a much more "finished" state, but had to stop wherever I was at the end of the hour. I had planned to do eight... but the last one was to be my daughter, and, you guessed it! I begged to be let off for good behavior, but promised I'd do one for her soon.
This was an excellent learning experience, and it readjusts my thinking about a program I'm developing for businesses and clubs and organizations. I'd thought I would paint an oil portrait while speaking about creativity, but now I think it's too much to try to fully accomplish in an hour's program. I'd wouldn't want to leave a painting in such an incomplete state. Hey! Maybe that would be ok after all... Maybe take photos of the subject with the understanding that I would continue the painting in my studio and deliver it finished later. Let me think that over.
Well, thought I'd post these so you'd know how I spent my Saturday. Thanks in advance for your comments. They mean so much to me.