Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OPA Tuesday May 24, 2011 (the day the brooklyn bridge opened)

Good Morning! at least is was 7:30 on the east coast when I wrote this


Welcome to the first OPA Tuesday! For the first opa I know some of you are going to sigh but listen, it's easier than you think, and it is the next logical step in representational painting, and its like taking baby steps towards combining figures in landscape. Thats right, opa is a self-portrait this week, or the portrait of someone you admire but, it has to be from life. So get those mirrors out, or the stool and backdrop for your mom to pose on. I will accept traditional and digital media. And remember... this is an easy one, at least composition wise, this will let you focus on color, a spec of anatomy, and capturing the essence of a living person in a painting! don't forget, it's due next tuesday. Good Luck! and have fun

I love Sargent, don't you?!


  1. Yessss! Super excited to be doing a portrait. This is going to fun. Or frustrating, or both! Either way, looking forward to it.

  2. yes... be excited, I am too... although all I have done is toned my canvas because I have interviews and babysitting kids for two weeks while y folks are in Paris! but it will get done! this weekend=paintfest

  3. I am super busy most of the time over the summer so i doubt ill be able to do the opas but ill look at each one! cant wait to see what peeps make!