Friday, April 13, 2012

V104: Costume Painting at Nevada Museum of Art, Class 1

Last night was my first class of the costume painting open studio at the Nevada Museum of Art.  I have modeled for previous sessions, and it just looked like so much fun, so I enrolled and, well, there ya go.


The model was Carolyn, in her gorgeous 1780s robe a l'Anglaise, complete with hedgehog wig and giant Gainsborough hat.  I was so happy to get to paint 18th century, and get stuck in with all the details.


The class is one 3 hour-long pose, so plenty of time to fiddle with rendering satin and facial features. :-)  I'm already looking forward to next week, yay!

6 comments:

  1. Lovely! I wish I could do something half that nice!

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  2. Hi Lauren,
    I really like your painting. I like the way you changed some things too, like making the background cloth red with a gold design border and taking the wrinkles out of the skirt. Nice work.
    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you very kindly. I really enjoyed the class and can't wait for the next one :-)

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  3. Looks like a great painting...you could miniaturize it and put it in a broach.

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  4. Am I to understand you actually painted that? That is incredible, and I'm sure you must have had a lot of practice to be that good at it.

    Happy sewing & happy painting!

    Katrina

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    1. I did indeed paint this. Thank you for the lovely compliment :-)

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