One Hour Oil Portraits- Yesterday at the Coppini Academy

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.

I'm back! New painting to share...

Golly! I haven't posted anything for over a month. My apologies to my sweet friends who've been gently poking me to post something.
I've been busy with a thousand things, most of them art related, some garden, some patients, some family, but mostly I got to have my mother here in San Antonio with me for two and a half weeks while my Dad and brother were in Africa.
I promise to be more present now.
This painting above is going to be the example for a donated portrait I'm offering to the highest bidder on KLRN's Blazing Gavels on air auction. It's our local PBS station.
I have two small commissioned portraits to do now and will post them soon. Going out to Fredericksburg to see the Oil Painters of America show tomorrow. I'm sure I'll come back all juiced up and rarin' to paint!