"Jack As A Young Man"
In addition to painting en plein air once a week this summer, I am painting from models in Bill Schneider's studio. I'm considering this time as sort of a mini-camp, to sharpen my observational skills and broaden my horizons. Everyone in our little group has something to contribute, from a new outdoor vista to try, to introducing a new model to our group.
Jack is the son of a friend of mine, and when I met him for the first time I thought that I would love to paint him. He is that wonderful age somewhere between boyhood and manhood, and we all loved the challenge of trying to capture that moment. Claire is a Barrista at Starbucks, and her coloring and translucent skin were lovely to paint. I told myself not to fuss with her portrait too much, leaving it loose and impressionistic.