I have put a little more effort into our set ups lately because I incorporate the background into my painting and have been getting bored with the same things over and over. So in the morning group I used a new chair and covered the platform with a light blue cloth. In the evening we put together a scene with a bed and side table and the model looking at the paper. I worked on these 24 by 30 canvases. Karen
Working at the Firehouse is interesting because it is a somewhat public space and people look in and watch us at times. So I worked on a composition that focused a little more on the outside. It is a 20 by 28 acrylic.
There is interesting work going on in the new evening session at the Firehouse. There we have a long pose but a different model and pose each week. The evening light gives some of the paintings a very moody feel. Now that it stays light longer we have a changing light situation during the evening that inspires a variety of approaches.