PORTRAIT DATE AND MEDIUM:
August 28 - Pencil - below is the pencil portrait of Guido Costa, member Kathy Costa's husband, who posed for me for that demonstration. It was a little more than half finished, and the rest I did in my studio. It still is not finished as I did not have a photograph to go by, but I he promises to pose for me again so I can finish up the likeness. Then it will be his.
|Guido Costa - Pencil|
September 4 - Charcoal in black and white - Pictured below is Club member and Artist Norwood Stanhope who posed for me for the Charcoal demonstration. This portrait was about half finished also, and was another one that I finished up in my studio. Actually this one is not finished either so Norwood "Stan" will have to pose for me again, as I had not photo.
|Artist-member Norwood Stanhope - Charcoal|
Got back to it this past weekend, and here are the "before" and "after" paintings. On the left was where I left off at the demo, and on the right is quite a few hours later. For this one I had a photo--a Club member sent it to me so I was able to get a good likeness at home. Just got a new camera thank goodness, and now I'm back in business myself. Noah is almost finished, just needs a few tweaks.
|"Noah Lavender" Pastel by Judy Burgarella|
Got back to Kathy last weekend, and here's the finished product. I hadn't done watercolor very much lately, but I plan on revisiting this exciting medium again soon. The wonderful spontaneity of it thoroughly engages me in the instant splashes of color--unlike other mediums which come to life more slowely. This medium is worth a try if you have yet to explore it. And oh that red hat, what fun!
|Artist-member Kathy Costa - Watercolor|
Below are two examples of acrylic portraits. Tuesday, September 25th my model will be Artist Member Patti Goins. Don't miss it!
Finished up Patti Goins' Painting, below ~
|"Patti Goins" Acrylic|
October 2 - Oil
Below is journalist and photographer Tania Ortega-Cowan. A few more tweaks, stretching on stretcher bars, frame and it's done. A very pretty girl, and I am happy about this one.
|Tania Ortega-Cowan, oil, 24"x20"|
|Detail of Tania Ortega Cowan|
Thanks to all who attended any or all of "Art of the Portrait" demonstrations. I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint, and viewing all the wonderful art in the Sebastian River Art Club's meeting place.
For information about joining the Sebastian River Art Club, visit www.sebastianriverartclub.org , and for information about what's going on in SRAC's Art Center visit www.artcenter-srac.blogspot.com .
Following are samples of my portrait work.
~ PENCIL ~
|"Girl with Chick" Pencil|
|"Man with Black Hat" Pencil|
~ CHARCOAL ~
|"Edward Curtis, Indian Photorapher" Charcoal|
|"Sitting Bull" Charcoal|
~ PASTEL ~
|"Boy with Turban" Pastel|
|"Cara Burgarella" Pastel|
|"Children with Their Pet" Pastel|
|"Island Girl" Pastel|
|"La Femme Sensuelle" Pastel|
|"Lone Wolf" Pastel|
|"Medicine Crow" Pastel|
|"Navajo Boy" Pastel|
|"Navajo II" Pastel|
|"Whirlwind, Medicine Man" Pastel|
~ WATERCOLOR ~
|"Girl with Red Drape" Watercolor|
|"Nootka Clamdiggers" Watercolor|
|"White Belly, Sioux" Watercolor|
~ ACRYLIC ~
|"Texas Cowboy" (on the palette) Acrylic|
~ OIL ~
For samples of pet portraiture, visit http://www.burgarellaart.com/.