|Maja, our model|
The demo was a portrait of our lovely model, Maja.
Gregg has a formula for painting. He starts with the placement, then moves on to the background (seen above), then shadow and light. I'll do a separate post about this in the future. It is a great method that really works and changed my painting life forever.
The light was coming from the left for this set up, so if you look on the right side of Maja's face and neck you will see the shadows added in there.
In the photo above you can see the light added next to the shadow.
The demo lasted about two hours. I find it amazing that Gregg can get this much done while teaching us and answering questions at the same time. If you ever have the opportunity to watch an artist at work, take it. I hope you enjoyed seeing this portrait demonstration.