We started out painting pears from realistic looking models and then moved on to painting portraits. I'm so happy to be able to share this exciting work!
|Alison's portrait of Victorine after Edouard Manet|
Alison captured Manet's use of strong light and shadow. She also captured the model's imperious gaze. She brought her own style to the piece as well, creating her own interpretation. A very strong piece!
|Kelly's interpretation of Gwen John's self-portrait|
Isn't it amazing that this is Kelly's first portrait ever? She hasn't quite finished it, but she has done a very nice job in rendering Gwen John's challenging face. Kelly's woman looks like a real person with real thoughts and feelings.
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon, Kelly and Alison. You really learned to see!