Posts Tagged ‘tempera portrait’


Tempera painting of a model by John Foster Dyess

This  painting from a model was painted at Webster Groves Christian Church along with six other artists. I painted the model from life during four 20 minute sessions. and finished it in my home working from a photograph I took of the model. I used Palmer Prism Tempera paint on mat board.The size of the painting is 21″ x 22.5″ .


detail of painting


painting of Amy


painting of Amy detail

I continued working on the painting of Amy using photographs I took of her during the painting from life session.View my last post to see the progress I had made painting from life. Below or various stages of the painting while working from the photo reference.


painting progress June 23 2:20 pm


painting progress June 23 3:25 pm


Painting study of model named Stephanie

Today I worked on a tempera painting that I had started of a model several months ago. The model posed at Webster Groves Christian Church where a painting group paints from a model twice a month. I used Tempera paint on a canvas which is 24″ wide x 30 ” high. I may do some additional work on this painting.

Detai of painting

detail of painting

Photo of Stephanie

photo of the model