View Full Version : Demo-dedicated to a special student

08-01-2008, 10:25 PM
:heart: This demo I did with a special student named Leslie.A Very determined and talented woman...who paints and lives from the heart:heart:
I thought I would share a little bit of the "Paint Along " we did.
Pastel on suede matboard, mostly nu-pastels and some Schmienke's.
Thanks also to the RIL for the reference of the "Hermit"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/118892-IMG_1700.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/118892-IMG_1704.JPG

08-01-2008, 10:27 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/118892-IMG_1751.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/118892-IMG_1752.JPG

08-01-2008, 10:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/118892-IMG_1780.JPG thanks for looking!

08-01-2008, 10:42 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/118892-IMG_1780.JPG sorry they are so big....here is a smaller picture of the finished painting..

08-02-2008, 12:38 AM
You do really good portraits that swell with life. Someday I'll get there.:D

08-02-2008, 01:07 AM
i just love the way the subjects of your work are so woven with the background, that is just wonderful! thanks much for the demo, too!

08-02-2008, 07:51 AM
Man, I am in awe whenever I view your work...you are truly a master of this medium! Stunning, vivid and truly beautiful work....always!

08-02-2008, 09:36 AM
Wonderful work as always Alicia. Can I ask how long it takes you to do a portrait like this?

Terry Wynn
08-02-2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks so much, Alicia, for posting as you work. A joy to ponder how you bring out the subject. Delicious!


08-02-2008, 10:35 AM
This is so wonderful, thanks you for the demo. I love working on the suede matboard, this is right up my alley.

08-02-2008, 10:40 AM
absolutely fantastic in every way....this is such a wonderful demo...

08-02-2008, 10:56 AM
Thanks so much for looking and commenting:heart:
The total time on this piece was around 2 and half hours maybe...
a little less...it was done in stages..usually I finish a painting in
one sitting...but we worked in stages on this one..
thanks again:heart:

08-02-2008, 10:57 AM
Nicely done, as always! Thanks for showing the intermediate stages.


08-02-2008, 11:02 AM
This is great! Thanks for showing the diffrent stages! :D

Gail V
08-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Your paintings just breathe with life!!

water girl
08-02-2008, 03:57 PM
Great subject, Alicia! The eyes are just amazing. He looks deep in thought.

08-02-2008, 08:54 PM
Thank you
and karen..
I appreciate you all taking the time to look and comment!

08-02-2008, 09:22 PM
truly awe inspiring !! ... :)

08-02-2008, 10:23 PM
Alicia, your paintings just blow me away...I love being loose in landscapes, etc...but I find when I do a portrait, I get all stiff, and fiddly. I would love to pick your brain! I loved the Interludes paintings, and this one is exceptional also. I wish I could see some of your work in person to study it up close:)

08-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Oh I enjoyed so much seeing IT happen!! Amazing.... one of these daze I hope to make something so beautiful.. thanks for sharing!!

08-03-2008, 10:55 AM
thank you
Tressa-portraits are just landscapes....althought when I do landscapes, I have a much harder time than I do portraits...I think it also matters how much motivation and inspiration you have with the subject matter...I am
just not as inspired to do a landscape as I am people...and maybe that is
the same for you but vice a versa!
Maw-T-your portraits are great! you are very painterly! I think that is something you can't teach..so hold on to that!!!

The photos I have shown here look like I changed the placement of his head, but it is only the way I took the photo..I am not a very good picture taker so I think I tilted some of the photos funny....
Thanks again all:cat:

08-03-2008, 01:40 PM
This is another that keeps me coming back to stare at Alicia.
Thanks for the demo.

08-03-2008, 01:56 PM
Another incredibly wonderful painting! Your student is so lucky!!


08-03-2008, 04:55 PM
Thanks Richard..haven't heard from you in a while!
Thanks binkie...you are a special student of mine as well...you have come a
long way!!

Rose Baggs
08-03-2008, 05:05 PM
It's great to see how you develop your paintings...Gorgeous!

08-03-2008, 05:59 PM
Alicia: I love to see your work! Thanks for the demo. One question I have is that there appears to be quite a color shift between the final version and the one just before, particularly the blue and purple in and around the face. Is that due to the work you did after the last picture, but before the finish? Or is there a difference because of how the photo was taken?

08-03-2008, 10:05 PM
Hi Jan...! I hope I am understanding you correctly...the purples you see in the second to the finished one is the purple I started with..then I added greens and warmed up the beared...so there are more warms in the painting
in the finished piece..but it is also the light on the painting..it was taken at a different time of day so that is part of it too..
thanks for looking !!