|8x10" oil on linen panel|
Monday, April 15, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
|12x9" Oil on linen panel|
Method: For this painting, I tried to follow Richard Schmid's advice to make the focal point the most detailed and in-focus part of the painting. This to me meant Sophie herself. I can never be a great painter like Schmid but I am learning from his advice in his famous book Alla Prima II (which is the revised version of his Alla Prima). Any realistic/ impressionist artist who doesn't own this book should immediately buy it. You won't regret it--and I'm not paid by Schmid to say this!
Final comment: I was accepted into Oil Painters of America recently and this painting was one of two that I submitted. In addition, Sophie helped me win 2nd Place at the Pasco Fine Art Member's Show last night. She's coming up in the world: last month she helped me win a 3rd Place with another painting of her.