Sunday, July 17, 2011
The first few days of the residency were spent getting settled into the studio's and accommodation, and getting used to two free meals a day at a restaurant that serve up huge portions. The starving artist's barely know what to do with so much free food, but somehow, bravely and valliantly, we manage.
As a "warm up" I paint the above portrait on the first day of studio work... but it turned out so nicely I will exhibit it as one of the final pieces. The model was one of my Baranta friends, and I tried to capture something of that fierce warrior spirit that I see shining in her.
I'm a bit devastated about my pathetic excuse of a camera, I will try to suss out a scanner at some point.