Friday, January 23, 2009

Painting of Diana (Stage 1)

I'm currently still Painting Dory, but I have also got another life painting going at the moment. I met this model at the RP exhibition last year. The first thing that drew me to her then was her long natural hair! I gained the courage to ask if she would like to model after observing and she agreed to sit for a life painting. That never materialised since last April until yesterday, she had been busy and now that she had spare time, I could start.

I got three hours done yesterday and she was great at modelling, very professional. She is also an artist too and artists somehow know what it takes to be a good model.

I have started in oils, on a 20" x 24" linen canvas.

Hope to get more sittings done soon!


Unknown said...

Man... do your talents never cease? Every medium in the book it seems. Maybe a local art store should sponsor you. Show them how many visitors and then have an icon they can click and connect with them. You get paid for every visit to their site from yours.

I LOVE when artists post in progress. I always learn so much and I can already tell Diana is going to be DELIGHTFUL!

Unknown said...

Thanks for linking to Dory! I wasn't blogging until December and had not seen this gem of a paint you posted in November. You are a modern day master.

adebanji said...

Thanks Sheila, great idea!!!

I hope she would be delightful!

adebanji said...

Sheila thanks so much for taking time to comment!

jgr said...

I've just found your blog, what amazing work!
I am very inspired, thank you for sharing your talent! I am somewhat of a beginner in watercolor. I've been drawing every day for almost 2 years and it's coming along-my favorite is the face, too. I'll keep checking in to your blog for continued inspiration.


adebanji said...

Thanks for visisting Jane. I am happy you are inspired!

Everyday practice at drawing is the only way I know to improve, you are doing WELL!!!!

Robin Weiss said...

Great start Adebanji! I will look forward to seeing the finished painting!

adebanji said...

Thanks Robin, Stay tuned!