Posts Tagged ‘painting-of-a-model’


painting from life portrait

I painted this portrait of a young woman during  a group painting session at Webster Groves Christian Church in St.Louis MIssouri. It was painted in Palmer Prism Tempera paint on 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas. The model posed in 20 minute sessions for two hours. I finished the painting in my studio using a photo I took of the model as reference.


detail from painting


detail 2

painting of Maxi Galmour by John Dyess

painting of Maxi Galmour by John Dyess

This painting of a costumed model named Maxi Galmour was painted with Palmer Prism Tempera on 20″ x 24″ canvas panel .The model had a painted face and was wearing an interesting costume. I have been,recently,painting with broad strokes using foam brushes,just concentrating on shapes and colors seen in the model.I have been working on commercial illustration assignments,that are informational, using pen and ink and colored,after scanning into my computer ,with photoshop. Painting from life is relaxing and fun for me,and a good counter point to my recent “tight” drawings