Sunday, June 21, 2015


Alex posed for us last week. Again I did one painting where I spent about 1 1/2 hrs on the piece.

And then one where I did the small sketch in about 20 minutes. Maybe I always like the second ones better because I'm already familiar with the person's face and I'm more relaxed. I may be doing these in the wrong order and should do the sketch as a warm up before the bigger piece. lol


  1. Dear Joan both portraits are super. I would be hard pressed to say which one I prefer. The last one seems softer but the first with the background makes it pop. You are amazing friend in your dedication and talent. As always you inspire me to sketch something everyday. Thank you!

  2. You did a beautiful job on both. They show wonderful observation! In 20 minutes it is very hard to get as much information down if you are not warmed up.

  3. Thanks Debbie and Celia! I'll have to try the quick one first the next time.