I did this 3 hour portrait of my girlfriend recently after moving into a new studio. Its a small space, so I had her reading in a chair right in front of me, with the canvas taped to the wall next to her (normally i would paint smaller on a pochade or french box). It gave it a really interesting perspective being right up next to the model and looking down at an angle. A proximity you wouldn’t normally get with a formally hired model. Its bigger and looser than i usually paint – about 4ft tall or so. I’ve re-enrolled at Sydney’s one and only atelier type school for 3 days a week. Really excited to go back to a structured environment after so many years freelancing on my own! Hope to be doing a lot more of these sorts of paintings in my own time over the term.
Hope you like :)
About Adam Paquette
Creative Director at Epiphany Games, Director and Creative Director of Silverpoint Studios. Passionately engaged in the accumulated arts of human connection and deeply moved by the revelation of human potential!