Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 2017

Week #1 Portrait Painting
December 2017
Merry Christmas and Wishes for an artistic 2018 from 

In late November, I was able to return to art classes at the Baum School in Allentown, PA.  And fortunately, I was able to take a new course offered, namely Portrait Painting.  The first four weeks have been three-hour sessions using one color plus Titanium white.  The last four sessions will have the same model and pose to allow for a "long pose" opportunity.  Pretty exciting and I don't get too excited anymore.

It's a challenging situation to start a session with a blank canvas with the goal of completing the block-in by the end of the session.  Very rewarding and tiring.
Week #2 Portrait Painting

Week #3
With the return to weekly classes, I've started painting in the home studio on a more regular basis.  Hopefully, I can get into a "painting-a-day" type habit.  Working every day helps me greatly; I'm NOT "naturally talented", I need to work and have regular critiques.
Week #4 Portrait Painting

Profile of my wife long overdue; Yikes! 

A profile which accompanied a portrait project
Other projects aside from painting class are some older items that I'm feeling more confident about pushing toward completion. 

Finally, a completed portrait started in May 2017!
Not sure where this lady is headed, stop back next month.

Merry Christmas