Friday, October 29, 2010

First session of the semester
It’s always good to see new and more participants.
With the new class schedule, holding our session from 4 to 7 instead of during later hours helped encourage more participation.

James, 18" x 16", oil on linen

James was the first model of the semester.
As usual, during the first session of the semester, with a few newcomers to help get started, I had a reduced time to paint. So I decided to paint James without much consideration for the background; just a simple and clean head study. Besides, I thought clean white background would work well against James' ruddy complexion