Saturday, August 30, 2014

#13 Chis Denault

Chris Denault, model
Yesterday three of us painted Chris.  Anne, Stephanie and me.  I started painting the first pose and segwayed somehow to the second pose or maybe a combination of the two.  Even though we had the blinds drawn the sun had some effect on the lighting as the time passed.  I'm glad I have these photos because I had some troubles with applying the paint and couldn't get to a finished stage.  I realized in the middle of the night that it was probably because I didn't prime or apply a ground to my Gessobord.

Kay Hogan came in to visit with her granddaughter who will be todays model.  Kay is an artist and will paint with us today.

Anne, who is a steady participant in the project, and I were discussing how interesting all these models are as we get to know them a little bit and hear their stories.

Monday, August 25, 2014

#12 Sarah Gaudet

Sarah Gaudet, Model

Sarah and Jim's painting in progress

Jim, Elaine and the model, Sarah, taking a break.

Sarah and her mom, Jackie.

Sunday morning Jim Tinguely, Elaine, Cindy and I painted Sarah Gaudet.  She was another excellent model and we enjoyed painting her.  I'm feeling a tiny bit better about using my colors.  In November and December I'll be going over most of these portraits and adding finishing touches.  The show at the Merrimac Library starts the end of January.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

#11 Julia Fisher

Julia Fisher, Model
Julia posed for her People Painting People - The Merrimacians project portrait today at the Church on the common in Bradford.  This group sponsored by The Haverhill Art Association meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month to paint portraits on one side of the hall and still life on the other.  Today there were probably 15 people who painted Julia, and all are eligible to enter their portraits in the show at the Merrimac Library the end of January 2015.  She will be remembered by everyone because she visited everyone at their easel during the breaks.

The project is going along very well, and some additional artists are coming on board.  I think that October will be well attended because summer has been a busy time for a lot of people who could not take time out to paint.

#10, Peter Davis, aka Dali

Peter Davis, Model
Peter was so much fun to paint, he even volunteered to come back and pose again with his guitar.  Luckily there were 5 of us painting him and everyone loved his face and hair and coloring.  Elaine, Cindy, Anne, Liz and I all had a great time talking with him as well.

#9, Grace Handy Portrait

Grace Handy, Model
My unfinished version of Grace
Three of the artists for the People Painting People-The Merrimacians project painted Grace in her yard.  It was a perfect day and she did an awesome job of posing for us.  Liz Peck and Rob Wilke were the other two artists.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Number 8, Karen Rubino Model for People Painting People - The Merrimacians

We had another great model and got filmed for local TV last night.  Karen even brought snacks--wanted to keep us on our game, I guess.  Carol Trainer of Merrimac TV came and filmed for three hours and says that the edits might be done today cutting it down to 1/2 hour.

We had four painters last night, Fran Butsavich, Elaine Asplind Russell, Elizabeth Peck and myself.  Everyone did a totally fantastic job except me.  Check this out.

Can you imagine, you get the TV to watch you paint, and you don't do your best???  Oh well, there is no such thing anymore as bad advertising.  So they say.
Carol Trainer, Merrimac TV

Elaine with THAT CLOCK.  Now we know that all it needs if a "C" battery!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Two more portraits, #6 & 7, and another one tonight

This project is progressing and the momentum still feels good.  I figured that it would get harder to "keep up" with it as time went by but I'm finding that I'm feeling better with each one.  I can feel the progress, not that you can see much progress, but I know it's happening.  Every time I do one, I learn something new and the constancy of it makes it easier to remember what I've learned.  Here are photos of the last two sitters, and tonight I have a sitter and a local TV crew coming in.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

5th portrait in the project

Last night, Monday, August 11th, Deborah Ketchen was our model.  She was another excellent poser.  We loved the colors in her skin, I had trouble and I think I'll work on it Thursday morning again.  She has volunteered to come again, how nice, so we can either take another stab or work on our painting a little more.  6 hours with a sitter would make a big difference.  Two other artists came to participate, Liz and Elaine.
Photo of the model, Deborah Ketchen

I almost forgot to take photos so these were at the end.
The next model is Friday afternoon at 1:30.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

4th Model for Portrait project

Today the model for the People Painting People project, Angela Davis, was painted at the First Church of Christ activity hall in Bradford, MA by probably 15 painters.  A couple more artists signed up to paint more of our portraits.
Angela Davis, Model
I'll be receiving more photos from other people who took photos, but for now here are a couple:

Friday, August 8, 2014

3rd Model for People Painting People Project

We had a great session today with Laura Dillingham Mailman as the model.  We have been very fortunate in that all our models so far have been excellent in every way.  Laura has beautiful fair skin tones and blond hair.  We had three artists painting besides myself:  Cindy, Fran Butsavich , and Liz Peck.
Laura Dillingham Mailman, Model
Model Laura, Liz, Me, Cindy, Fran

Tomorrow (already) is the next model and it's at the Church in Bradford.  Wait until you see those pictures!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2nd model for People Painting People project

We had another wonderful model last night and 6 artists painted!  I'm so glad I did this as I am learning something every time.
Simone Cartier, the model

We started at 6 and finished at 9.
L-R=Elaine, Lix, Andrea, Anne, I'm taking the picture.

Here are a few shots during the breaks and some shots of the work.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

First Day -PPP (People Painting People)

Great time, the model was great and two people showed up to paint.  The Merrimac Senior Center location worked out perfectly.  Next model is Monday night.
Anne, one of the artists who painted

The location with the model and Liz and Me

The location with the model, Ray, and Liz and Anne

Liz, one of the artists who painted the model

Ray, the model (shade version)
Ray, the model (light version)
 I'll try to get photos of the artists work to post here as well.