Wednesday, April 01, 2009

head study-"DaLawn"


I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Palette and Chisel Art Academy and Gallery. They have over 60 hours of open studio/live models. This young man can sit hours, literally, without a break. Finally we artists were just too hungry and needed a rest.
9"x12" Oil on Linen

10 comments:

Karen said...

Okay, Okay, now I finally get your interest in the figure and portrait. So I was really excited to see this post today. Now maybe I'll join you down there!

susan hong-sammons said...

Yeah Karen!!! It's so fun and absorbing. And the P&C has the best models.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is awesome!!!!

Man, I am so jealous you have all these models available. It's so hard to get here, and when you do, it's almost always just a young white person--not much variation around here.

becky joy said...

Susan, This one is absolutely beautiful. Obviously portraits are exciting for you.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Jala,
yes I feel so fortunate to have some many excellent models available everyday and at an amazingly reasonable price.
Happy Painting!

susan hong-sammons said...

Thank you for the encouraging compliment Becky Joy. I do love painting the figure and portraits and everything with a figure in it. But working in a studio, with a good model, is totally absorbing.

Maggie Latham said...

I agree with Becky....portraits are really exciting to you...it shows in this one!
Maggie

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Susan, this is so expressive! I love the shadow tones in his face and neck.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Maggie,
Hi Deborah,
I'm glad the effort is showing and that they're interesting enough for you to comment. It's all a journey, right

r garriott said...

A very beautiful and expressive portrait... marvelous!!