Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Scotsman -sold

oil on linen panel 12x9 inches
private collection Rancho Cucamonga, CA

On Thursday I had the opportunity to paint from the live model with a group at the Chaffey Community Art Association gallery. Our model had never posed before, and he did a fabulous job. He looked so authentic! I'm sure it was his Scottish lineage. Usually I paint only the head, but I couldn't resist the beautiful shirt with its leather laces. Now the scary part was to get the face readable on a small scale. Oh I go again! (The little girl's face in previous painting!) As it turns out, I'm happy with the painting but truthfully, the best part was painting with friends.


  1. Beautiful feel to this painting-combination of wonderful brushwork and fabulous edges! Really love your last few paintings- you go Karen:) Love the change up on your blog too- very clean and fresh!

  2. Great post and an especially nice painting, Karen. It is fun to paint with friends!

  3. I think you've captured his character beautifully! Excellent rendering of contrasts between lights and darks!


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