My demo painting from last night's presentation - I got a good start, despite talking non-stop for over 2 hours! Take a peek at my reference photo down below.
IN PROCESS: "Real Men Wear Pink (Chester)," 9" x 12", Golden Open Acrylics on an Ampersand gessobord, depicting a Bulldog. This painting will be available for purchase when completed.
Live painting demonstrations can be rather daunting - the key is to find a balance between the focus needed to make painting decisions all the while maintaining a meaningful dialogue with the attendees.
I think I did so for the most part last night, when working with Chester's portrait. I only lost my train of thought twice.
I can see now that I've got to fix the proportions of his face and I still want to lighten the bandanna up, but I remain pleased with what I was able to coherently share and document via my lip-flapping painting process last night.
Coherence is soon to dissipate. This time next week, there will be a horde of summer vacationing children at my house. I must be strong.
Thanks for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family,
PS I have not forgotten about Boots the goat, who we left in limbo on Tuesday - he'll get his turn next week!!