Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Marissa - Study for a larger painting

Marissa  - Study for a larger piece
10 x 10
Oil on board


I am working on small studies for larger pieces.  These studies help me figure out what works and what needs to change.  Recently Marissa, the model, posed for hundreds of pictures to use as sources for future works.   I also paint Marissa from life.  Painting from life gives me a good reference for when I use the photos.  

When doing the studies I also work on just placing in the dark and light colors to create shapes.  


  1. Perfect model. Very nice pose.

  2. Both are beautiful …. but the bottom one is dreamy looking and lovely,

  3. This is going to be a great series, Maria! Marissa makes a good model and your studies of her are beautiful!


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