These are some efforts I've been making in the past few days. We had a young guy that plays ultimate Frisbee with Ray, out to the house to give us some 40 minute poses to practice our head painting. Ray and I love to paint from the model but it's hard to get people out where we are. We are a little shy about asking people. But Ray has been approaching some of his teammates and we may just get something going! Maybe our own open session "out in the boonies." But the people he's asked seem pretty excited and we pay them $20 per hour. We schedule about a 2-hour time span. So this is my attempt after a lull. I could do this every day.
There are so many painters I admire for their skills in painting the head. John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Robert Henri, Matisse, Manet, David Park, Egon Schiele, Dean Cornwell, Andrew Loomis, Valentin Serov, Rene Grau, Burt Silverman, John Asaro, Frank Duvenek, Catherine Kehoe. I could go on!
January 2, 2014 at 5:10 AM Hi Peggi, I've been thinking about heads too lately. I wish you would start a little (or large) mentorship to guide us wanna be head painters.
January 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM These are all so great Peggi. I've got a ten day solo exhibition starting next week and I've managed to arrange a different sitter for each day - so not only will I have lots of company, and lots of portrait practise but also something interesting going on each day for visitors to watch. Exciting! Happy new year to you and Ray :-)
January 2, 2014 at 6:20 PM Haidee-Jo, Your project sounds great! Wish I could join you in the studio! Love to paint the figure from life. Nothing like it. Best wishes for your success! Peggi Nancy Colella
January 6, 2014 at 6:49 AM Those gouache still lives are awesome! They feel very Charles Sovek to me. Love what you are doing and posting! As always, wonderful inspiration! Hope you two had a great holiday. Thanks for thinking of us during the storm. All is good!