Saturday, August 13, 2011
Finished my workshop Portrait Painting with the artist from Florence Italy.
Wow, I certainly had my ups and downs in this workshop. As you know from my previous
blog, I was definitly in a funk for part of it.
Reality Check! I have work to do to improve myself as an artist.
I needed to know that.
I need to take drawing lessons, my drawing is not up to snuff. I knew it though. But when you paint other things, it can be camoflaged. When you paint people however, it hides nothing and certainly doesn't look like the person your supposed to be painting.
My model liked my portrait as I have seemed to capture him (yes it was him) but I captured his youth. My Model was 71 years old, and although he didn't look his age, I made him much younger.
I was quite hard on myself during this painting session. And in hindsight, I didn't need to be so harsh. I wasn't as bad as I thought. Everyone there was an amazing artist, let me make myself clear on that. I think I fell somewhere in the middle, if I may say. Modesty be darned!
For a week's worth of painting, I think my portrait came along very nicely and guess what!
I LEARNED SOMETHING.....yes a few things sunk into this hard head of mine. So the course was a success!
I have to
thank the artist, Martinho Correia. He was wonderful. Check out his work at
He is an amazing artist and I look forward to seeing him again.
Hugs to you My Friends!
Thanks for all your encouragement. Without you I may have not persevered.
As those who know me, and those of you about to find out, I love to talk; meet people; learn from others; and most importantly I LOVE TO PAINT!