Thursday, May 24, 2012

"The Striped Leggings" female figure portrait painting woman girl fine art

 Alternate post title: "I painted someone with clothes on!" 
11 x 14"
oil on canvas

This morning I headed over to the Art Center for their clothed figure open studio. I've never attended on Thursdays before - 9 am to noon can be a tricky time frame for me - but I had a blast and I'll definitely be going back. I really love painting portraits. In fact, I prefer clothed models to nudes, but I'm going to have to learn how to simplify those fabrics if I want to get a painting done in 3 hours. The folds and patterns of drapery over a form can be so much more engrossing (and time consuming) than, say, a stomach! Below are my work-in-progress pictures - the second one was taken at the end of the session, and I finished up at home.  

Ooh, another perk of the clothed model - I can post a photo of the sitter! Head over to Facebook to see.
(click on the image to see it bigger)


Sunshineshelle said...

I headed over here from Tracey Potter's blog - this painting is great - yep know about the 'material' challenge, just realised that may be why I like nudes too ;) Now off to check on your facebook page!

Darla McDowell said...

I love your figurative work, Sarah. And thank you for so generously sharing your progress photos. You're awesome!

Joe Root said...

 Cotton Leggings für Frauen in Übergröße sind großartig, weil sie bequem, atmungsaktiv sind und gut zu einer Vielzahl von Outfits passen. leggings große größen