Monday, March 10, 2014

Painting Out of My Comfort Zone!

Grandpa's Hat 
12x12" - oil on linen - ©Judy Joy Nocifora

I have not painted many head portraits, but I was so inspired by Jim Richards demo in our Nashville workshop at Warehouse 521, that I thought I would give it a whirl.  It was so much fun, just massing in the big shapes… no drawing… and making this little guy's ruddy checks, lips and eyes come to life!  As a matter of fact, I had so much fun painting "Grandpa's Hat" that I can't wait to get another head portrait started!  Awesome feeling!