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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Today's Portrait in Progress

I started this painting in a live model session last Monday at the Art Center in Logan.  The model gave me permission to photograph her so today I did a little more work from the photo.  Monday I'll paint some more directly from the model.  The subtleties of color, temperature and value only show up when you paint directly from something live rather than from a photo.  This painting is 12x16, linen on board and I'm doing it in oils.

Sketching is also fun and very relaxing.  Here's today's sketch.

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