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.