• Woman with a Fan - original oil pastel portrait painting

    3 monthes ago - By Hackberry Street Studio

    Here's one that I'm trying before painting the same pose in oil. I'm pretty happy with it. A problem arises though, when I don't get the same feeling in the oil painting that I have in the original drawing - plus no more model. I think there's just something spontaneous that happens in a drawing group but when I'm back in the studio, it's tough to reconstruct the emotion. The artist's reaction to the live model is what painting from life is all about, I think (when it's not a commission and must look exactly like your subject). And even with commissions, there's a bit of the artist's...
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