Wednesday, January 19, 2011

portrait session, Maria Kovalenko Leysens

We had an enjoyable time at our portrait session today.
 Great model with great stories to share.
Pastel on sanded paper
 Just about an hour and one half of work time.
I am pretty comfortable with faces now. 
We will be starting sessions with costumed figures.
I plan to focus on creating a painting 
and not just a study.
Can't wait!


AutumnLeaves said...

Jaw-droppingly good, Maria!

sam said...

Cool Maria, gerat portrait and so fast, very impressive)

wandamarie said...

I was there when Maria was working on this, and we all just were speechless when we saw her finished study. She has captured Pete beautifully here. Maria doesn't need much more than 1 1/2 hours to render stunning portraits!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

thanks, wanda, sam and autumnleaves.
I am feeling pretty good about these sessions. I am looking forward to putting them in to paintings, less of a study. Hope tomorrows session is a good beginning for that.