I was able to spend an afternoon in the foothills of the Sierra last Thursday, which is always refreshing. Being able to paint in such a place makes me remember just how blessed I am to live here. This painting was about 90% complete in an hour and a half, when we lost our light (poor planning on my part). I finished it at home. This is an oil on an 8X10 linen panel.
This morning I again enjoyed a great painting day at the Portrait Society of Reno. Our model this morning was Gene, a local professional photographer and jazz musician. Gene posed for three hours with one of his horns. One of the other artists commented on the difficulty of painting the hands. I suggested that if one painted slower, one wouldn't have to attempt the hands...this is oil on a 16 X 20 sheet of linen.