Cori (Oil on canvas board, 9x12"). Painted in a little over 2 hours from a live model.
A new term of school has begun and I'm taking a portrait painting class with varied lighting. The model was lit with two lights -- one from the side and another from top. This term I want to focus on nuance and spontaneity. The nice thing about a three hour class is that it forces you to persevere. I hit several awkward points in this painting where I said to myself, "This isn't going to work out." Had I been alone in my studio I may have likely scrubbed out the entire painting. But I kept marching on, worked through the awkward bits, and achieved a result I am pleased with. I got a decent likeness. Many thanks to my instructor, Jeff Watts, for his help.