Friday, April 3, 2009


Our model Scarlett, sporting her "biker" cap and sexy tank top. From Wed.'s alla prima class.

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Karen said...

Jala, it's great, and, wow, now I can appreciate your portraits even more!! I've got to do more of them.

r garriott said...

Nice!! Where is this great class you take?

L.Holm said...

Masterful, Jala! primo alla prima :-) I'm loving the thin thin thin dripped background, and the perfect color notes of the face.

Jala Pfaff said...

Karen - Yes, I think you really have a talent for portrait. I hope you continue with it!

R - First let me rant and whine how hard it is to find a class like this at all here, unlike these lucky people who've been talking about how in Chicago they can go to the art school where there are models all day every day, and interesting-looking ones, too! No, poor me, all I have is this one class, once a week. My instructor is a wonderful woman, Michelle Philip, who was one of our instructors when our art school still existed... After it shut down, she's teaching this class on her own. There are about ten of us in the class.

Liz - Thank you!

r garriott said...

Getting good models is tough, and I know Boulder is not terribly diverse, so I feel for ya. Back when I thought I would be a painter of people, I would stop striking people (male and female) where I might see them (work, clubs, grocery store) and ask if could paint them. Invariably it seemed they thought I was hitting on them (male and female). I guess that why I switched originally to flowers (as O'Keeffe said, "... I paint (flowers) because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.