Another one hour study. I’ve asked some friends and family to sit for quick studies to try and become more comfortable with live models. I tend to over-sympathize with the boredom and general unpleasantness of sitting. The deal is to have them sit for 4 15 minute periods with a 5 minute break between periods.
My goals are:
1. to develop a method, rather than figure it out every time,
2. become comfortable with someone in the studio while I paint (I spend much too much time alone),
3. hone my observational skills, spend time painting from life.
4. it will be nice to have a collection of my friends shrunken heads
I recently reviewed a video on portrait painting by Daniel Green. Although I don’t agree with everything he had to say, it’s a really thorough and well organized demo from materials through how to know when you’re finished.