The event was part of Fort Worth's monthly Gallery Walk. Since the demo was so well received, I plan on making this a regular thing. I'll be continuing to post on my Facebook page and monthly newsletter, to ensure that you stay updated as to when my next demo will be.
Meanwhile, here are some pictures from the evening.
My model was Joan Ryan, the wife of gallery owner Bill Ryan. I've been wanting to paint Joan since I met her - she has lovely cool skin tones and such a sweet expression. It was an honor to paint her!
There were actually two artists in the room... :-)
Above: The finished portrait of Joan. 16x12" - oil on Raymar linen panel.
Above: I started my second portrait quite differently from the first, since Audette, my beautiful volunteer, had much warmer skin tones and colors in her clothes than Joan did. Instead of using the white canvas, I toned with a wash of transparent oxide red, then moved in to the block-in.
Above: you can see all the finger prints on the canvas where I used my pinky to steady my hand. :-)
Above: The finished portrait of Audette. 14x11", oil on linen.