5 x 7 oil
Many times when we paint out on Wednesdays it takes me a while to get my vision for what I will paint. Today promised to be overcast and hazy light, and there was green....so...much...green. And then I happened to see one of our painters, Virginia Lewis, setting up to paint in this lovely blue shirt. I am just as happy to paint a model outside as I am to paint a garden. I did a smart thing and painted the figure first after laying in the lights and darks on top of my drawing. She was free to move around about an hour after I started, and I could complete the painting and work on the background, or negative space, around her. She is a lovely, kind person, and a good painter who likes to wipe her canvas down from time to time. She also enjoys snacks and lunch after we paint, as do I. As do all of us.