"The Small Smile"
8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas
Here's my work from yesterday morning at the Art Center. It was a treat getting to paint the same model twice this week. She has such a sweet personality, and always seems to be smiling while she poses. I toned the canvas, drew in the head, and rubbed out the light areas with a brush/rag before beginning to lay in color.
This morning, I took a turn on the other side of the canvas, and sat for my friend Patti McNutt. Patti is a fabulous landscape painter (Here I am with my very own piece of her work), and when she mentioned she was making a series of portraits of woman artists, I didn't hesitate to volunteer. It was a blast! I was very comfortable sitting still for the two hours she worked, and we chatted about our shared Ohio roots, the local art scene, and our mutual boyfriend - John Singer Sargent!
(She claims to have had him first.)
Next week, Patti comes to my studio for her turn on the model stand. If she plays her cards right, I might even show her my skulls.
|"Sarah Thinks About Art" ©Patti McNutt 24x36" oil on canvas|