“If It’s Darkness We’re Having, Let It Be Extravagant”
12×16 oil on linen

This was partially done while I was attending Casey Baugh’s paint workshop in San Francisco. All of the students had a mini photo shoot with the model Nicole and learned Casey’s process on how to effectively use a photograph as reference. I worked on this painting for 2 days, about 6 hours each day building up the foundation for the face and placing all the features and making sure the proportions were all correct. I continued working on this recently after a hiatus and had to fix the colors of the face, making certain parts warmer and bringing some shadows into light, as well as working on the hair and background. I definitely learned so much during that workshop and I recommend anyone that is hesitant to attend one or feels like they need pointers/want to learn more from an artist they admire, it’s a solid way to go.

Thank you Casey for taking the time to show us your process and showing us how you create amazing works!


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