My Friend, Petro Dhimitri

Carol Berry, My Friend, Petro Dhimitri. Oil, 24 x 18 inches. ©2010.
I painted this a few weeks ago at the Don Valley Art Club. This particular Tuesday night the model did not arrive, and Petro Dhimitri, a fellow club member, volunteered to sit for the whole three hours. Petro is one of the many talented artists who belong to the DVAC, we are both regular Tuesday Night life painters. I might be the only one who sees his sense of humour in this pose, but Petro has a great sense of humour and is a lot of fun to be around. He has a blog and I suggest you check it out.   
I’m still learning how to work the WN Artisan water soluble oils. I have not used my traditional oils for 9 months, and really love the easy clean-up of the Artisan paints. Here I only used Burnt Sienna on the bare gessoed canvas, but will post some limited palette life paintings soon. My painting life is becoming more predictable, Tuesday night life painting and plein air one day a weekend starting next week. I am also in the process of planning a larger landscape to be done in the studio with traditional oils and liquin, I’ll be posting the stages as it progresses.

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