Monday, December 28, 2015

the year is running out

Xmas day was a good opportunity to get out and paint a couple of quick plein air sketches, hardly a soul around,

 but I find it hard to comprehend how some people can turn an idyllic location into a garbage pit... (photo of the same location from two different angles)

and I was invited to contribute to a self portrait Facebook page, so I painted this on Sunday, an A3 size Oil  on paper

Sunday, December 13, 2015

the end

every year at this time, the life drawing and portrait groups around here stop for a couple of months, and nothing resumes until the end of January- beginning of February.
here are some from the final sessions

a 5 minute pencil sketch

and a 30 minute oil sketch

and from the portrait group at Richmond Art Supplies, two one hour oil studies, I usually like to alter positions if I do a second one... but there wasn't enough room this time!