Have I mentioned lately how much I love painting at the Mountain Artists' Guild Open Studios?
Dorothy Ray brought in another wonderful model, Percy, who is a portrait/figurative painter himself.
Here are the in-process step pics I took during the session.
Ignore the color notes on the lower left - I painted over a previous demo, having reconditioned the canvas with a fairly thick layer of Holbein's Foundation Greenish. While it covered the underlying paint, the surface was very slick, so that getting the paint, especially the first layer to stick was a challenge. And of course in a 3 hour session, nothing dries so I had to fight my 'direct' tendencies - light touch isn't something that comes naturally to me at the easel.
Percy was lit from the upper right with a color-corrected (probably 5500 K) artificial light, augmented by a very delicate natural blue light coming in from our left.