Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Head Studies


I love painting head studies.   For those of you who know me, the top one is a self portrait, and it is an 8"x10" oil on linen.  I started it as a generic head for practice, but it morphed into me, so I added the brush to make it more obvious.  The bottom painting is an alla prima study  that is a 12"x16" oil on panel.  It was done in about 2.5 hours.  

I have started an "Open Studio" portrait/figure painting group that meets on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm at the studio.  Painting in a group of artists is a great way to support younger artists and learn from more experienced ones.  Sharing ideas and encouraging one another helps to improve your skills in observation, as well as technique.

9 comments:

innisart said...

I wish I could join you in your studio on Saturdays!

CARLA BERNARDES said...
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Karen Winslow said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

jeff f said...

Great work Karen, I wish I lived closer.

I'm taking Saturday morning life drawing class. It's a long pose for the whole session, I am loving it myself.

Diana K Gibson said...

Hi Karen! Love your recent additions to your blog!

Karen Winslow said...

Thanks, Diana and Jeff! I wish you all lived closer to Vermont! You are welcome to paint in my studio any time!

Mary Bullock said...

Love them both! I have just recently begun painting with a group and I really love the comaraderie.

Tony Perrotta said...

hey Karen I recognize the model in the first pic !!! Oh,, it's YOU. Nice work as always. See you in summer. we HOPE !

Alia El-Bermani said...

I want to come! Beautiful work here.