Monday, June 4, 2012

Annie, Take One

Annie, oil sketch, 16 x 12

Last Wednesday was a lot of fun.  Several local artists gathered at my friend Dianne's spacious studio, where she had a beautiful model in a beautiful pose, accompanied by beautiful music -- causing me to comment : "If there's a better way to spend a morning, I don't know what it could be!"
Then we moved on to a delicious light lunch, and un peu de Cotes de Rhone, supplied by my husband, who found a great one after we returned from Provence last year.


Just a lovely pose

Dianne's sparkling impression

Deanna, with clear focus, so painterly ...

We are invited back this week to paint again, with the lovely Annie as our muse...can't wait!


  1. Une magnifique peinture... j'ADORE sincèrement... les nuances de couleurs et l'atmosphère.
    gros bisous à vous.

  2. Annie is just beautifully done! Love the strong dynamic brushwork and the way you painted her dress skirt in light and shadow is gorgeous. What a fun day- lucky you all to have such an inspiring model and set up with such wonderful light on her.

  3. Lovely painting, I love the soft colors and such a great composition!

  4. Thanks to all -- we met today, and I wiped out 2 starts and finally got going with 15 minutes remaining!
    On to next week: at least I have my composition figured out : )