This is a picture of my friend's son Will who was in the Black Rock dessert for testing the rocket launch as the Boy Scout science project. When I first saw the picture of a young man in the scorching hot and dry dessert environment, I said to myself that's a good picture to paint. After 2 years with all the distractions and excuses, I finally did it..... it's a long journey !
I'm used to painting the light directly shinning on the model's face, but this time the light source was from behind so the face was in the dark side. I learned a lot from painting the model in this kind of studio setting, and hope I will be more fluent next time.
This time we got a professional ballerina posing for us. She was so beautiful, elegant and classic that we just kept painting even the live studio session was over. Great model, great artist friends, and happy to share the painting here with you.
This time I tried to render the painting more impressionistic to learn (and practice) more of impromptu paintings. I enjoy this painting process very much, and see the result is more dramatic than my usual paintings.
Another painting done by one live model session and finished the detail in my studio. We were so happy to have 2 young girls post for us, they were curious, energetic and excited. And they held the posture extremely well.
After 8 months of absence, I finally get back to my painting routine again.
This is the painting of a young model Sahara. I painted her in one live model session and finished with photo reference. Although I felt rusty when painting her (due to lack of practice), I'm glad I did it.