We had a beautiful model in our portrait-painting class a few weeks ago; her outfit included touches like a jeweled hairpiece and a giant bow tie. (Below is my painting of her and a photo of her in the pose.) Yesterday, I was flipping through the New York Times Style section and noticed that she’d also caught the eye of street photographer Bill Cunningham (that’s her in the bottom left).
I’m relatively happy with the painting I did, but I can’t help but notice a few obvious flaws. I still need to practice capturing people’s likeness and hone my skills in painting skin color. Still, it was fun to work with such a pretty, vibrant model, and it was kind of exciting that Cunningham noticed her style as well.