On November 29, 2010, I went and sat for a class of art students at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV. This was their 5th week out of 6 and there were 9 students. The artists used any medium they wanted, most of them using paints, pastels, or pencil or charcoal. My job was to sit as still as possible for six 25-minute intervals with 5 minute breaks (yes, that's three hours.) My mom (Lady Carolyn), and a couple of our friends have also done the sittings. The students in the class (as well as many others, the instructor says) want to take another session. So, we may be in the running for many more sittings in our outfits. It was a trial to sit still for so long, but it was an enjoyable experience, and so wonderful to see all the portraits take shape. These artists have some serious skill to be able to do what they do in only three hours.
You can click on each picture to see it larger.
This is one artist's paintings from all 5 weeks.
Next week, Mom is going to model in a bathing suit from the early 1900's. I can't wait to see those portraits!