My task for the day, however, was not painting en plein air, but to demonstrate portrait painting. It is much more fun than sitting behind a desk smiling endlessly at customers and potential purchasers! I decided as a challenge to paint two portraits in tandem. That way I don't fiddle around and come back to each painting with a fresh eye.
Both paintings were done in oils on canvas . Size 18" x 14". Stained with raw umber.
Each took around two hours, in between drinking tea and chatting to interested onlookers. All in all, a most enjoyable day