4.21.2011

Head Sketch no.3

The key to being a good artist's model is an ability to hold a pose for an extended period of time.  Some are better at it than others.  Some models drift constantly from the original pose, some like to talk a lot, and some fall asleep.  But then there are those models who can hold a pose in stillness for hours at at time.... not an easy task.  I often wonder, while I'm painting them, what it is they're thinking of as they stare off over my shoulder in a steady gaze.  Have they perfected some sort of zen like mindset to maintain focus?  Or, maybe they're just going over the items they need to pick up later at the grocery store.

Head Sketch no.3
14x11 inches - Oil on linen panel
Available

10 comments:

Steve PP said...

Absolutely fantastic! good work!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful work!

Pragya Tiwari said...

Outstanding!

SUSAN RODEN said...

A face emerges - love the looseness around the face with full development of the interior.

Justin Clayton said...

Thanks for your comments everyone. Hopefully more of these coming soon...

DSM said...

Fine...mighty fine. Like that throw-away brush hair.

Thomas said...

Indeed, great models are incredibly valuable.

But I have to say, worse than the drifters or the sleepers are the bashful. I end up feeling sort of guilty for staring at them and paint poorly as a result.

Nick G. Swift said...

this is my kind of portrait. the heck with the background! although you still integrated the figure/bust via your brush work.

well done,
Swift

showtimeart.com said...

I like your brush strokes.Very confident.

Painting Online said...

It is so difficult to paint a good looking face of a person. But in online art gallery it looks very beautiful!