Monday, January 30, 2017

Portrait Sketches from January

8" x 6" Oil on Panel
It's challenging to get back into the swing of things after so much time away from painting during the holidays. The first two oil sketches are from the Wednesday night portrait sessions at Howard Lyon's studio.

8" x 6" Oil on Panel
The second model was the 13 year old daughter of one of the painters who attends the sessions.

The colors for these three portrait sketches was the usual limited palette I've been working with lately: yellow ochre, cadmium red purple, ivory black, and titanium white.

10" x 8" Oil on Panel
The third sketch is from the Thursday evening portrait session at Casey Childs studio. It was a short session because the sitter also had to be somewhere else later that evening. I wasn't aware of that until Casey announced the last sitting for the session. It ended a half hour early, but that's OK. I'm posting my sketch here anyway. I'm happy to have so many opportunities to work from life and see what other painters are doing.

For more about portrait sessions, go to "Labels" on the side bar and click on "portrait", "sketching" or "drawing."

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