Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Study of Jodi

Jodi is my favorite head study in color from my graduate school days. She was such a lovely girl and lovely to paint. This life study of her came together so easily; it practically painted itself. That never happened to me in art school; I really had to work at my paintings. Here in about the last 5 years, I’ve put down enough “brush mileage” for painting to become much more effortless. It’s still requires intense brain work and concentration, but I’ve learned how to get what I want on canvas a lot faster. My instructor Brian Jekel told us students that when we achieved this skill level, painting would feel like eating chocolate. He was right! Of course...back then, it felt like we would NEVER get there; but we really wanted to believe him! LOL!

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