portrait class

Yesterday in my oil painting portrait class, we worked from photographs, and I chose a reference photograph by this great photographer named Walter Pfeiffer, whose work I came across in a recent issue of Aperture magazine, which always has fascinating images and stories.  I love all the red in the original image, as well as the facial planes and the expression of the model.  I worked out most of my painting during the three-hour session yesterday, and then finished it up in an hour's work today.  I used up most of my remaining cadmium red, but it was worth it to spend all that time with such a beautifully photographed image.

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