I had an unusual night at Scottsdale Artist School last night. I got there on time (that means early), I had all my stuff (including paper towels), and I painted the model well enough that I’m going to share my painting here on Artsprings.

That is a fantastic night for me, which I celebrated with a stop at “Filiberto’s” Mexican restaurant on my way home! Yeah, “Fiesta”, baby!

But, back to Nick! It was his first time modeling, ever. He did very well. I was mentally flipping the coin of “portrait” or “full figure”. I stopped at somewhere between 3/4 and 4/5, just so I could draw a big enough head to get in some detail, still do the torso, try to have a good perspective on the knees and elbows, and fold this tall, lanky body into a chair. Mission accomplished! Practice does not always make perfect, but it does allow for improvement.

I hope Nick had a fun night and that I will see him again in studio somewhere?

This is an 11×14 oil on canvas-board and is a part of the “Painting Today” series. Thanks for stopping by.

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