Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Portrait society of Reno

Today was another great day at the portrait society in Reno.  The society has been around for about 53 years and there is a wonderful group that paints each Wednesday.  We currently meet at Nevada Fine Arts on S. Virginia St.  Our model "acquisition" specialist has a real knack for arranging models.  Today we painted Elizabeth in a period costume (1880s dress complete with bustle and long train) with jewelry and feather fan.  This is a three-hour study in oil on a 16 X 20 piece of canvas, toned with a blue/gray.  I normally paint just a bust of the model but today I wanted to include some of the custome.  The model's hands are resting on a draped pedestal.

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