"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday Life Painting
Santos Corral-Bandito with Sombrero / oil on canvas panel / 18x14
At the Portrait Group session this morning we were so fortunate to have Santos pose for us wearing a very large and ornate sombrero. I just loved painting him in this 3/4 profile, with the elaborate hat, his tangle of wild dark hair and that fabulous gray mustache and beard! The time just flew by. What a great morning, although the temperature outside had already reached 94 degrees by the time I left the studio around noon. Its a scorcher today!
Me and my Ballerina #33 after a few final tweaks
And here I am in my own studio by the side of my latest large ballerina after a final dab here and there.