14 x 18 inches, oil on canvas
Remember last week when I sat for this lovely portrait? Well, this week it was Patti's turn in the spotlight. I had a blast - we chatted and laughed the whole time (as long as they keep their mouths shut at certain critical moments, I love my models to talk to me) about...oh I don't know, art stuff, this and that, bugs in your plein-air paintings, funny figure model moments, studio tips...it was pretty great. I really feel like I captured her innate liveliness and humor in this portrait, photographic evidence of which can be seen below:
I'm happy with the subtle blues, greens, and purples in the background. They remind me of the colors she often uses in her gorgeous landscape paintings.
And for those of you curious to hear more about our
very normal for an artist
skull collections - Patti went home with my deer and cow skulls, which
she's already nicknamed Rudolph and Bessie, and leant me the gem of her
collection, Leelou, the REAL HUMAN SKULL. Also her favorite book about
our boyfriend, JSS. Thanks for sitting for me, Patti! You rock.