Tuesday, January 11, 2011


6x6, oil, $85.00
by Dori Dewberry

There is nothing like the strength of the male bone structure.  So angular and beautiful.  Wonderful planes of light and shadow.  I enjoyed playing in the warmth of the shadows and laying in the light on the upper back.  He twisted his hair up so that some of the painters could see his back.  At some point in the day we asked about his background.  He told us he was French with a little bit of Latin.  So that is how the title came to me.
I enjoy painting from life so very much, that the idea of painting from photos just bores me.  At the same time I realize it is necessary.  There is such a meditative state that calms my body like nothing else can.


carol morgan carmichael said...

Great job. Lots of character and strength portrayed. Love the background color against the flesh tones.

Pam Holnback said...

Great highlights.

Kathy Cousart said...

Love the feel of this one and can tell you enjoyed it. Very deliberate strokes and confident choices. Really like the face...wonderful jaw and neck. Just good:)

Dana Cooper said...

You must have had fun painting him...very strong structure of the skull here Dori!

Marian Fortunati said...

wow... hard to believe so much information can be painted on a 6"x6".. Great job!