I painted this from a figure a couple of days ago. The model was wearing a long off-white dress with very full sleeves. This is an 11″x14″ oil on linen canvas. You can see my canvas below, the painting is almost finished, looks like I only had the background left to do.
On another note, this morning I took one of my paintings to an Exhibit Hall in downtown Houston. I belong to an Episcopal artists group and we had a booth in conjunction with a large Epsicopal Council meeting here in Houston. My point in bringing this up is that we, as artists, have to be careful about which opportunities we are offered to show our work. I am specifically talking about the time it takes us to deliver, set-up, park, etc. I am happy for the opportunity to show my work this weekend at the Dioscene Council Meeting because the artists in this group are displaying their work for the glory of God.
But, there are too many opportunities where showing our work is to no advantage, and only our time is used up. Yes, it’s exciting and flattering to be asked to display our work, but I am learning that I need to do a little evaluating before I jump at every opportunity. To wit, the St. Francis Art Show 2 weekends ago. Sorry to bring that up again! So, I hope that in the future I will look closely at every opportunity that comes my way to display my work.