Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Daydream believer

Really rainy outside.  I decided to work on a quick study of my daughter.  She has patiently sat for me for several portraits this summer.  I think there is a lot to say for practice and certainly important to actually paint from life.  This was an opportunity for me to work from what I have practiced and know in my memory.  I am pleased at the final painting.  I could have gone much further on it but it is really just a study and something that I wanted to keep so I will quit at this stage of the work.  Studio work is greatly improved with life study and plein aire.
Happy painting.  I would love your comments !