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Painting My Husband

Well my husband graciously allowed us to talk him into modeling for us.  The last time I tried to get him to pose it wasn’t too successful.  I told him to bring his guitar, but once he started to play I realized there was no way I was going to be able to paint him.  No way to hold a pose and get into the music.  This time he had three artists that he had to answer to so he was the perfect model.  Think I may change the background, but I’m happy with the likeness.


Michael 20x24 Oil on Canvas

Michael 20×24 Oil on Canvas



Painting People from Life

This is Pamela — an amazing artist friend who I paint with —and recently modeled for us.  We have a wonderful small group of women artists.  We paint from life together, critique each others work and mainly support each other in this crazy life as an artist.  I painted her one morning — about 2 hours — from life.  Came back to my studio and completely wiped it out.  While some of the brushwork was nice — it didn’t look a thing like her.  So I worked from photos.  I know that’s a faux pas for some artists.  I’m an desperately trying to make the transition, but I’m still struggling and sometimes I resort to photos to help me along.  Pamela 4-16x20 Oil Linen