Starting September 5. Paint the figures / portraits in a landscape setting. This course features weekly live models en plein air when weather permits and in the studio otherwise. Our final session date includes two models. Demonstrations in oil, group and individual instruction.
I pulled this file out to share with my oil painting students for sketching figures on the spot, to demonstrate finding the simple shapes, colors and lights and darks on the form while painting en plein air. I posted some figure sketching notes on working at the shore here.
Elizabeth and I will be in Paris on Saturday. I've been thinking back on other trips and made these 4"x4's. Last week a collector asked me about a watercolor sketch I did of a woman in red in the Degas room at the Musee d'Orsay (next to the Bellelli Family). I looked up the sketch and my photos from that time period and made this 4"x4" oil painting.
Below are two florists in the back of a shop on Rue des Saints Peres, lilacs in season.