Friday, September 2, 2011

a long time coming...

it's been a while since i've painted a lady...angel...or some other pretty like that.  i've been haunted by it.  the kind of feeling like i had to.  i couldn't manage to not.  i just needed my inspiration.  i always paint with my eyes first.  when i look at a photo, i paint it in about 2 or 3 minutes.  i look over it...i imagine painting it. and that's what i did with this one.  i thought this is it.  this is what i'm doing next...
this is just the beginning...the underpainting, so i have a long way to go, but wanted to post since i feel like i've been in hibernation or something.
i have a plan for the background too.  i still have quite a ways to go on her face...but i think i'm going to enjoy this one a lot.  sometimes it just flows...and this seems to be headed that i'm on auto-pilot and it's just effortless.
had a painting class with two of the sweetest twin girls ever...that's paint on the one on the right's cheek...the other had it in her hair and on her shirt.  their dad said they'll be back for more classes...i hope they do!  i just love helping put the love of art in someone else's life.  man, if it gets in's wonderous. 
future classes:
 friday. september 16 at 4:30 and saturday, september 17, at 12:00.
friday september 23 at 4:30 and saturday, september 24 at 3:00.
friday, september 30 at 4:30, and saturday october 1 at 3:00
friday october 7 at 4:30 and saturday, october 8 at 3:00
friday october 14 at 4:30 and saturday october 15 at 3:00
friday october 28 at 4:30, and saturday, october 29 at 3:00.


Diane said...

Hi Lori! I'm so glad to see your beautiful lady emerging--and I hope there'll be more.
And how exciting to teach, but better yet--kids!! I would love that!
And I also would love to be in the class with the Halloween painting--love it!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Lori, i am in love with your sweet angel girl. She is soo beautiful!! It's really such fun to see and hear you teach!!! Oh and happy birthday!! Have a lovely merry happy celebration and a beautiful day! Love to you!