One of my recent paintings at Jade Street. We have some of the most beautiful models. This pose had a very retro feel to me -- she looks like a 1940's magazine model to me!
Libby Jane has modeled for us a couple of times now, and she is one of the best models we've had. She is an actress, and can set a mood so well. This painting of Libby Jane was done this summer at my studio. Can you believe she held that pose for 3 hours (with breaks of course!) ?
Every Thursday night a group of artists assemble here in Bozeman, Montana to paint portraits from life. We call ourselves the Jade Street Portrait Painters, and have been painting together weekly for over two years. We hire a model and share the cost. I can't express how grateful I am for this opportunity to paint from life, and it has been a wonderful learning experience for all of us. I hope you enjoy these images from my Thursday night life portraits!