Here are the Blogs in the Portrait Painting category.
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Monday, 3 October 2016
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blog preview image This portrait of Trin was painted in Open Studio. Trin is a photographer and an actress in Nashville, TN. She is also a good friend....Read More...
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Posted on 10/03/2016 6:15 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Monday, 19 September 2016
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blog preview image Sue posed for my portrait painting workshop for the Chestnut Group of pleinair painters. Sue was one of the very first people I met when I first began taking portrait classes 16 years ago....Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2016 6:00 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Monday, 15 August 2016
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blog preview image Marcus is a new model for the Southgate Portrait Open Studio group. He was lighted on his left side with a little ambient north light on his right side. This made wonderful warm and cool light and shadow patterns on his face....Read More...
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Posted on 08/15/2016 10:30 AM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Saturday, 27 February 2016
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blog preview image Sydney was asked to keep her eyes downcast so we could practice portrait painting without focusing on the eyes as a prominent feature. She was a lovely a model and I would like to paint her again sometimes, next time with eyes wide open....Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2016 8:00 AM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Saturday, 30 January 2016
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blog preview image Isabella is a beautiful model and fun to paint. For this sitting she wore a lovely colorful scarf that enhanced her warm skin tones....Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2016 8:00 AM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Saturday, 23 January 2016
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blog preview image When drawing with charcoal there is no "color" to distract. The focus is on values, simply black/white and all shades of gray in between. It's good practice for an oil painter to draw from life in an effort to improve values comprehension. Ian was an excellent subject....Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2016 2:21 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Sunday, 23 August 2015
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blog preview image   I seldom have an opportunity to paint the beautiful rich colors of dark skin.  Isabella was a lovely model with rich warm skin and cool shadow tones. Her mouth was soft with lips slightly parted which was challenging to paint without losing their softness. She was such fun to paint.  I hope she ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2015 8:25 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015
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blog preview image Painting portraits from life is the best way to train the eye to "see".  While photographs reproduce the image they fail to provide the subtlety of light, temperature, edge and value that is only visible with the human eye. These images illustrate this process.  The first is a photograph of the model.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/04/2015 5:00 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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blog preview image There is no substitute for painting from life. An accomplished pianist will say, "When I miss a practice, I can tell the difference.  When I miss two practices, you can tell the difference."  It has something to do with eye/hand coordination and muscle memory.  That's why it's important to paint regularly ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/28/2015 6:00 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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Thursday, 23 July 2015
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blog preview image Nothing helps maintain and improve any skill like PRACTICE.  This model has posed for Southgate Studio's Portrait Open Studio in Nashville, Tennessee many times.  He knows that we painters need practice painting many different types of models.  He tries to alter his appearance each time for our benefit.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2015 6:30 PM by Jean Gauld-Jaeger
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