| 08 December, 2013 10:33
I've always wanted to paint portraits with lively brushstrokes and full rich color. Recently I took a workshop with Robert Liberace and practiced the three and four hour "Painterly Portrait". I did three portraits in this workshop. The first one was the most difficult because I was still in cherry blossom painting mode! Here is my first three hour painterly portrait of Steve. oil on canvas, 20 X 16 inches.
Day two was quite successful as I rose to the occasion! I had a little more time, four hours, and I spent the first hour starting ten ten times, but I got a nice grisaille on my tenth time....
I spent the next three hours painting in full color! Here is my finished four hour portrait of Domenique. oil on canvas, 18 X 24 inches.
On the third day I got an almost profile view of Steve. There were a lot of people in the room, 23 in all, and we shared the best views by rotating to a different spot each day. I rather really like frontal views but this is the view I got the last day and I tried to make the best of it. Here is my four hour painterly portrait of Steve. oil on canvas, 20 X 16 inches.