"Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!" Lucy to Linus, (Peanuts)

FineArtViews Painting Competition - Twice in the Fav 15%

http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/badge/13203 three times selected for FAV15%, Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Art Expo Workshop Demo

I received this photo today from Susan Schaefer, who, along with her life partner, Jeff Shields,
organized the whole Island Art Expo event that I took part in last weekend. It is not a closeup of Ruth, my model, but at least it does show that I was working from life. I had a table set up next to me with a Masterson sealable palate and brushes, etc. I don't like to take along everything I own for painting on site so I have a couple of carryalls that hold everything I need and this portable easel. I had a spotlight on a tripod just off the picture edge. I had no idea what to expect for
the room I was to work in so I tried to be prepared for a variety of possible situations. It has taken a lot of trial and error over the years to come up with a suitable way to pack for these trips. It is never perfect but generally I am able to manage nicely.


  1. I love working from life vs. a photo. I hope you'll show the finished product.

  2. Yes, I agree, Healing Woman...the "finished" painting is in the previous post! I only got to work for one hour on this demo. I didn't take any photos of Ruth so I am unable to do any more on it.