Portrait of an Artist, Part 1

And now for something completely different...



I'm starting on human portraits. I'll be painting a portrait of Genie, in her art studio, surrounded by some of her own paintings. One of the things I love about this photo is that although it was taken almost half a century ago, the woman in the photograph is using almost exactly the same model of easel that I'll be using to paint her portrait. It looks like she might be painting left-handed like I do as well.

This portrait will be particularly challenging for several reasons; it's a very large portrait (24"x36"), it's a subject I'm not familiar with, and finally, I'll be converting it from black and white to color, based on a description. Here's my initial line drawing, not including the paintings:



I'll be going through a lot of
masking tape to make all those straight lines. Wish me luck!

This portrait will be particularly challenging for several reasons; it's a very large portrait (24"x36"), it's a subject I'm not familiar with, and finally, I'll be converting it from black and white to color, based on a description. Here's my initial line drawing, not including the paintings:


I'll be going through a lot of masking tape to make all those straight lines. Wish me luck!

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