So I had blast in Virginia this past weekend studying with Robert Liberace. He's a fantastic teacher and a warm personality. The three day workshop focused on portraits of children and young people. We had the pleasure of painting is 5 nieces (sisters all with names starting with the letter V), and they were wonderful models! I'd love to share some of the workshop demo pictures, but I didn't catch whether I was allowed to or not, so to be on the safe side I'll just send you to Rob's site to see his work. I wish I had a better set up for photographing my work, but here's here's a look at the pieces I saved from the three days (I wiped away a few paintings as I only had 4 canvases with me :-()
Day 1 -- Vonya
On day one we watched Rob do a demo on drawing, massing in the shadow shapes, and then using just a few pigments to create the form. Then we did a few quick 20 minute sessions of just drawing the form and massing in the shadow shapes with burnt umber. Next we worked on a "complete" piece using the limited palette. My painting of Vonya consists of 5 pigments -- burnt umber, terra rosa, yellow ocher, titianium white, and the tiniest touch of cad red light in the lips.
Day 2 -- Vayla
Day 3 -- Valeria