I started going to a new group that meets on Thursday nights to do portrait painting. It's 3 hours of one pose and we can take pictures so that, if we want, we can work on it in our own studios. Then the model comes back for a second week and takes the same pose so that we can continue working. I spent 5 and a half hours on this portrait in my huge Moleskine sketch book. I don't usually spend that much time on a portrait. It will be interesting for me to see how the portraits from this group develop.
Week 1 and 2 - Amanda.