Friday, March 8, 2013

Portraits All Around!

"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.)

Her studio is gorgeous. I mean, it has a greenhouse attached to it, hello! She keeps her skull collection out there, and she let me hold her Real. Human. Skull. I had a great morning.

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

1 comment:

oedalis said...

I'm so jealous of her concept! What a great idea! Female artists are ALWAYS overlooked.