Last year I was inching back to a focus on the figure, and it’s now official!  This will be my focus in 2010: the figure alone, in interiors and in the landscape.  Starting next week, I’m will start studying weekly with Al Tofanelli (Fridays, 9am-1pm at l’Atelier aux Couleurs in Petaluma).  My workshop with Peggi Kroll-Roberts last year re-invigorated my interest.

This painting was done from a reference photo taken while staying with good friends in Lake Tahoe last summer. I’d painted this similar painting last year. While the figures are small in this painting, I spent a lot of time on them.  The smallest errors in the figure really stand out, so it’s a great challenge (and I need that this year!).

Enjoy, your feedback/critique always appreciated!

Tahoe Swim
Tahoe Swim, Oil on Linen, 12x16



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