Monday, March 1, 2010

Class of 2010

These are some of the members of the last class in front of the romantic little studio chalet where we shared the premises with some less than welcome wildlife in the last two weeks.
From left to right we have John B, Ken, Colleen, Dierdre, Val(our long suffering model), Irene, Colin, John D. and you know who. Absent from the pic are Chris and Bernadette.
I must say that I really enjoyed having everyone there and that I learn a lot when taking these classes. It's all I can do to keep up with everyone. Thanks guys.

Young Lady 1 - oil on board - 20.5cm x 28cm

Painting young people is always a challenge - their smooth skin and lack of wrinkles is really annoying.
and then there's the problem of jewellery - but what fun as well.
Just for a change I decided to put some thick gesso on a masonite board - quite roughly applied using a small trowel - and painted directly on that without primer. I'll varnish it when it dries just to return some lustre to it.


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