Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Portrait Studies

We worked on portraits last weekend in class. Everyone chose a family member to draw and paint from photos. There were three portraits of grandchildren (CUTE!), a teen daughter and even an ancestor who was an American artist living in Paris in the early 20th Century.

It is challenging to work from photos, so we practiced ways to give the feeling of life, movement and the artists personal style in the paintings, and practiced underpainting. Everyone worked hard and did a great job. Fun!

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