Well, that was fun. I enjoyed this session very much. John even tuned in and watched on and off throughout. I sketched it out with one tiny brush and then painted the rest with one large flat natural bristle brush about half an inch wide. Not sure when I'll get back to this painting, but I have high hopes for it.
February 25, 2009
February 23, 2009
Whew! I worked on this from 9:30 yesterday morning until 2 a.m, slept four hours then finished it up around 8 this morning. I think. Still waiting to hear from the commissioning party. Give me a portrait any day. I do hope the people to whom the painting is being presented will enjoy all the thought that the commissioners have put into this, and all the little vignettes that represent events and customers along their company's path. Now, I sleep.....
February 22, 2009
February 20, 2009
Visitors browsing Kim Shields' and Marilyn Moore's paintings... Kim Shields looking uncharacteristically serious...
Bonnie Mann, in mid-giggle...
Jo Castillo's husband, Gene, on the left. Regina Calton Burchett and her husband, Larry, on the right.
February 19, 2009
February 16, 2009
The Open House was so much fun. It was great to see everyone! I'll post pictures very soon. In the meantime, Jo Castillo has posted a few...
Over a couple of online sessions... broadcast, but not recorded... I've made some progress on this commission. I have a two day portrait workshop to give starting tomorrow, so I'll resume work on this painting after that. Thank you to the good folks who've kept me company as I worked on this!
February 8, 2009
This is the result of a full day painting online with great artist friends keeping me company as I went along. It's SO different than what I usually paint, that I feel a bit like I've walked off the edge of a cliff.
February 2, 2009
This is the lovely Barbara Muir from Toronto, Canada. She introduced me to Skype (I downloaded it at 4 p.m. today) and she modeled for me at 6 o'clock for an hour of my broadcast -from her bedroom in Canada! Is that not the coolest thing? I love Barbara's work- so powerful and sensitive and completely fearless. Thank you, my friend, for playing along so beautifully!
The video recording is at www.ustream.tv/channel/susancarlin .
I did play with a few details afterword, using a screen capture that Barbara took and emailed to me.
I'd LOVE to get to paint from life more often. But hey! Does looking at a webcam broadcast on Skype qualify as working from life???
Below is what I worked on after Barbara's portrait. I'm calling it Karen's Favorite Time Of Day. I'd needed to add some warmth and light to the tops of the sofa and cushions before I send the photo off as my entry to the Texas Pastel Society's first juried competion. TxPS is celebrating its first year anniversary this month, and already it has the honor of hosting Lorenzo Chavez as its first juror of its first competition. Way to go, TxPS!