Here is what I got so far from a 45 minute pose by the model Jen last night at AS/MS (Art Show/Model Show) painting group. The colors here are adjusted on Photoshop but still aren't accurate. The blues aren't that iridescent and underneath there is an overall much more warm gold cast coming through. (the orange-y color on her chest is actually in the background of the entire painting) The last few weeks I've been taking pictures with my phone since my camera died, and it always dulls the colors like crazy and I have to try and bring them back with Photoshop. I'm about to resolve the camera situation but until then I have to adjust as I can. Anyway I came away with three other smallish paintings and was happy with 75% of what I did. The group is now going to have clothed sessions instead of nude since their landlord requested that. That's fine by me; I like the challenge of painting fabric and furniture, and it adds color variety. This group usually has mainly one light source, which is great for helping me paint the volumes more accurately. My other painting group uses light from all sides and you can see from the portrait in progress below how it minimizes shadows so I see it all as more washed out. Hmmm, I'll just need to adjust my vision for the differences I guess.
Thank you for stopping by to see what I've got going.