Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Siobahn, oil on canvas 12" x 16"

It was my first time painting outside of my studio in months, so it took awhile to even find my easel, there are so many important items to bring to a paint out!  The figure painting was held at Joanne Radmilovich Kollman's studio in the Troy Building, SE Portland.  The model was Siobahn:  young, lovely, slim in a slinky scoop neck velvet dress.  At first I painted her with an emphasis on her long neck and shoulders framed in the low cut dress. Back in my studio, I decided that the dress distracted from her face, so I covered her, bit by bit, in an imaginary flowing blue scarf.  Painting from life, painting beautiful people, painting with other artist friends - wonderful!