Original impressionistic artwork by Chicago-based artist Sarah Croft Nightingale. Created with optimism in pursuit of beautiful, undisturbed moments. Award-winning and collected around the nation. Follow along the art-making journey.
Study From Life
Wow! Let me tell you I learned 100x more than I normally do painting today!
Why? Well, finally, the day I’ve longed for–today I painted a portrait study from life! I’ve painted my fair share of still lifes from life, and have had my hand at plain air occasionally, but never a portrait. I love painting portraits!!! I can’t tell you the difference it made having the model right in front of me though. (Rather than just a small photo in my left hand.) This piece doesn’t look like much, but it has potential. We had about an hour and twenty minutes from start to finish. This was my result. It’s definitely not as tight and clean as the paintings I normally try to do, but it is a study, unfinished, in the works–and my first! I’m so excited for what else this class has to offer! The other students are hilarious and great to be with, and the professor is awesome! Definitely more life studies to be posted! 🙂 Stay tuned!
Hello and Welcome! I am Sarah Nightingale, a professional artist who loves to paint beautiful florals, serene landscapes, and incredible people. Here I share the behind-the-scenes details of my studio and artwork, guides to help you be your best, creative self, as well as my latest art work and projects. Read More…