Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Changing Light

This season, I enrolled in the daytime portrait class instead of the usual evening. The light changes dramatically and unpredictably in the room, as well as introducing glare onto our wet canvases. So, adjustments must be made. Really starting to enjoy the challenges and not just get frustrated by them. Painting along side a talented group of students makes it even more fun, every time.

Happily we have another session with this model. Already plotting what needs to be done (the eyes need to be wider and larger, the jaw softened, etc). I've made some of those edits on the second image in Photoshop. I've resisted the temptation to work between sessions, and don't even touch the painting of the model unless he or she is posing. Trying to keep it from life. Aloha!


  1. Lighting is everything, isn't it? I like her gaze off into space. Happy New Year Melle!

  2. Happy New Year! I'm excited to see where the painting journey takes us this year!