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Sunday, May 23, 2010

#91 "Proud to be Irish", oil, 14" x 11"

The two day portrait painting workshop with Michelle Usibelli was fun and productive. The first day we had a model and the second day we worked from photos. I promised I would publish the good, the bad and the ugly (not being a portrait painter), but the painting from the first day was both bad and ugly. I may work on it and publish it later. However, I am pleased with this portrait I did of my Dad who is 92 and proud of his Irish blood. (I think I may give it to him for Father's Day). The two days simply flew by. Painting is definitely my flow time. We had lunches in the sun in Michelle's fabulous garden, feeding our senses and our soul. A delightful two days. The Ray for the Day is "Proud to be Irish".

1 comment:

Graceful Moments said...

For someone who is "not a portrait" artist, you certainly painted a wonderful portrait. Love the colors and the way you captured his expression...a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face...yep, he must be Irish!