This painting of Amanda Carder was done for the DSFDF blog. Not knowing the subject and working from one photo definitely gave the project a different twist. It was easier to stay focused on the shapes, value and color. There was no personality to interpret and no pressure, just the enjoyment of doing the painting. Since then, I have enjoyed visiting her website and blog. A real benefit of participating in the challenge has been becoming familiar with the work of the other artists!
I am interested in painting people just being themselves. The interaction between people is facinating to me. My formal studies in art have emphasized the figure in painting and drawing.
The Studio: Anna Maria Island, FL
John Collette Fine Art: Highlands, NC