Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Gilbert 10 x 8
This study represents my class work for last week's portrait class with Kathy Weber at the Portsmouth Artists' Guild. I completed the piece in only about two hours. Some drawing issues remain regarding the model's neck and left shoulder. After each 20 minute sitting, the model has a break. Each time he returns to the pose, there are natural changes which occur after one has assumed a pose for a while. The artist must resolve these changes in order to make the portait convincing. It's a great workout, but shows also the limitations of a three-hour painting session to capture a likeness. With more practice, I will learn to resolve some of these drawing issues earlier in the process.