|"Stephanie", 16"x 20", Oil on canvas|
This is our lovely model from an "Open Studio" paint out Saturday in Tina Garrett's studio, located in Lee Summit, MO. The smaller photo is the initial study I did in 2 1/2 hours. After getting home, I stepped back and I could see the mistakes I'd made..................So with the above reference photo, and about 6 hours of work later, I'm pretty happy with the results. The reference photo of Stephanie doesn't show the colors as well, nor does it show a lot of the details of her face. A photo just doesn't work as well as from life. Thanks again Tina, and Stephanie, it was wonderful spending the morning with you. I hope to do it again soon.