This is a portrait painted by my student Pat, of his mother. He did not do this in class, and I normally prefer to post pictures I have worked with students on, but I thought this was just exceptional. Also, he worked from a photo. Okay okay, sometimes we have to work from them, and in this case he did a beautiful job. I love the use of his bright color splashes of red and blue and how he incorporates them into her face. Pat has a vision problem, and paints loosely which is also what I love about this painting. This is an example of what I call a color sketch. The entire canvas is not painted, and the image kind of evolves out of it. Really nice job Pat.
Bill has been unusually quiet lately. He must be scheming a way to steal more flowers or maybe veggies from the neighbors garden. If he posts a painting of tomatoes I’m going to be really suspicious. I think there are support groups for this. Maybe Bill needs some intervention.