Quick Block and One More Sitting

Megan WIP1

Lilibeth André, Megan WIP1, oil, 16x12

Having been out for travel most of the month of June, I haven’t been working on portraits this month. Contrary to my previous trip to New Orleans where I painted several street scenes, in this trip to Mexico I gathered reference material but didn’t actually do any plein air painting. And now I am back in Houston and started work on Megan.

I am painting on a 16×12 canvas board with my water-soluble oils. I use these paints because the solvent gives me a head ache and affects my eyes. I’ve been painting with these paints for 11 years now. I like them.

After a quick drawing in this three-hour session, I blocked in color and found my darks and lights. I added the background to get the color in and began to block color on the dress.

Megan WIP1CU

Lilibeth Andre, Megan WIP1, detail

Everything has paint on now and I will return to the studio next week to make corrections and finish with a second and final sitting.

Megan has natural red hear and wonderful skin color. I’ve enjoyed working with these tonalities on this portrait.

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