Patricia Bennett


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jennifer, 11x14, acrylic on paper, Patricia Bennett
My weekly portrait of a neighbor.  I noticed the contrast between her black hair with the white of the wall.

She sat from 9:30am until about 1pm, with a few breaks.

First I did a drawing in pencil on the paper.  That took about an hour.  Then I painted the large mass, her hair, in thinned paint, and that set up the color structure.  And next I worked on her face.

She was fun to paint because she has lovely delicate features and striking dark hair.  And, she sat still.  I feel really lucky to have such great models.

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