Friday, December 2, 2011

Painting with Dan

Dan in the studio just beginning his first-ever oil painting!

7 7/8 x 7 7/8 oil on panel

Dan is a college student in Oregon. During his Thanksgiving visit with family in Seattle, he mentioned he would love to paint with me sometime. We arranged an afternoon the day before he headed back to school.

He has enjoyed drawing for years but had never painted in oils before. From the moment he began, it was easy to see he had learned a great deal from his drawing experiences. He marked out his composition in thin yellow ocher, began mixing colors and dove in right away. We painted several hours, then retired for dinner. The evening ended with a chess game with his dad … so you could say the painting was "unfinished." I love it!

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