Girl at the Fountain
10x8 Oil on canvas panel, Small Figurative Painting
(Painting can be purchased through my gallery at Daily Paintworks HERE. Click to view image larger and then pay with Paypal.)
This small oil painting was begun in the Tucson plein air figurative workshop I've written about in the previous 2 blog posts with Peggi Kroll Roberts. We made lots of fast starts and studies and I've finished this one at home and made the needed corrections after I printed out my photo. My painting from model experience is very limited. I know they are paid a fee by the gallery and it's included in our workshop fee, then you should ask them if they mind if you take photos (a real necessity when you want to add details once back home.) On the first day of painting, the model wanted $10 per photo so I didn't take any reference photos since I thought that a little steep for my budget. Fortunately the second and third day model was more accommodating and said yes we could take photos. I gave her $20 for two days and I have no idea if that was in the ball park or not but if everyone in the class participated then that would give her a good tip and she worked hard all day, usually in the sun with numerous costume changes. I really appreciate her attitude of sharing as I have some great figurative photos to work from. Peggi discouraged us from working too long at one painting as she wanted us to get our "mileage in with the brush" with many short poses and starts and I took 12 6x8 small panels for these small studies with the largest panels at 8x10. They all made it home in great shape in the Raymar wet panel carriers.Now I will enjoy sitting down and working on some of these smaller panels with my NEW Karin Jurick easel that arrived yesterday. It looks like it will be just what I need to sit with my photos and my starts and complete a few more paintings after this totally boring job of gathering up income tax stuff...grrrr..
Peggi and Nancy in the Tucson garden for plein air painting
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