Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Portrait Painting with Mary Whyte

Rain
11x14"

The first two days of my workshop with Mary Whyte was spent doing still lifes. Then we moved on to the really exciting part- portraits and figures!! I haven't painted from a model for many years so it was nice to get back to it. I forgot how much I enjoyed it. The first painting I produced didn't make the cut. The second one will hopefully be shown later. I want to make it a finished piece.
Rain is from my final day of the workshop. The model was dressed in a rain slicker and an umbrella. Since we had only a few hours to complete the painting, I felt like I had nothing to lose and jumped right in. After five full days of painting, I now feel more comfortable using the cat's tongue painting and painting from a model.
Mary was extremely generous with her talent and her time. I definitely feel like my experience will move  my work to the next level. And I can't wait to discover what that will be!
Now I must go paint.

8 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Leslie,
Thank you for sharing and the wonderful work! Sounds you are applying what you've got more and more. Oh, what a wonderful thing! Go, Leslie, go!!
Cheers,Sadami

Carol Blackburn said...

I love it, Leslie. It's exactly the sort of pose I would look for to paint.

Ann Buckner said...

Love the painting! What a wonderful experience you must have had in her workshop!

Susan Roux said...

Very nice. You did an amazing job!

Gillian Olson said...

Great painting, the workshop sounds interesting and very challenging.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments and your cheers of support!

Wendy Mould said...

Sounds like a really inspiring workshop. I look forward to seeing the results. Rain certainly looks great but I not ready for that weather yet!!

Marney-Rose Edge said...

Mary Whyte is fabulous. I took a 5 day workshop with her in June. Great work Leslie, I look forward to more portraits from you.

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