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Portrait Painting with Mary Whyte

By October 12, 2011April 21st, 20218 Comments
The first two days of my workshop with Mary Whyte was spent doing still lifes. Then we moved on to the really exciting part- portraits and figures!! I haven’t painted from a model for many years so it was nice to get back to it. I forgot how much I enjoyed it. The first painting I produced didn’t make the cut. The second one will hopefully be shown later. I want to make it a finished piece.
Rain is from my final day of the workshop. The model was dressed in a rain slicker and an umbrella. Since we had only a few hours to complete the painting, I felt like I had nothing to lose and jumped right in. After five full days of painting, I now feel more comfortable using the cat’s tongue painting and painting from a model.
Mary was extremely generous with her talent and her time. I definitely feel like my experience will move  my work to the next level. And I can’t wait to discover what that will be!
Now I must go paint.
Leslie Lambert

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