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.