Sunday, May 22, 2011

After Sargent, Carmela Bertagna, 11" x 14"

I thought I'd catch you up with other work I've been doing. I'm taking a class with Cameron Bennett, concentrating on portraits. Use of any medium is not allowed where the class is held, so we do without it. What an experience! I actually enjoyed it. I was so excited that I couldn't wait to work on it once I returned home (at 9 pm). I forgot that I tried painting without medium once before, but it didn't feel comfortable to me then. I loved the ease of sketching lightly with paint to start and then building up the paint, making it thicker. This photo was taken in north light (the canvas looks very cool); I used my cell phone, since I had no camera handy!

4 comments:

Violetta Smith said...

Beautiful job with her face, Pam.

Shirley Fachilla said...

Lovely portrait. There is so much feeling in her expression.

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful!

Pam Perras said...

Thank you Violetta, Shirley and Karen, for your comments. I felt like this was a milestone for me.