I am taking a five day portrait workshop with Michael Malm this week. He is a great teacher and so far I have learned that I need to watch the temperature in my shadows and to pay more attention to my edges. The class is full! Mike says there are four main things to consider when painting from life.
1) The shapes
2) The values
3) The edges
4) The color
The first day we all worked from the same photograph. Here is what I came up with., Everyone did pretty well with that exercise.