Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Madelaine session 1

Painting in class is a lot like sketching in public. It helps to leave the old ego at home. For me, the first marks especially need to be free and open to the magic in the image. Often the act of painting feels very much like I am channeling energy and the more "I" stay out of the way, the better it goes. So, a part of me is analyzing and thinking about angles and edges and values, but the part that is actually getting the paint on canvas is just plain having fun. It's really exciting! So, I share these progress pictures without worrying too much that they aren't "perfect". Cause Perfect isn't really invited to this party...ENJOY! Aloha!


  1. Fabulous red-head, I love that little twist around her mouth and the golden light on her face!

  2. Grazi, Jane! Can't wait to get back to the next session, but it will have to wait for next week. My "other" job dominates this week. The hydrangea paintings you just posted on True Colors are fab!

  3. I must agree the lighting on her face is just beautiful Melle. Well done.