"Gabrielle" oil on canvas 24"x18" 2015 $3000
“Gabrielle” 24”x18” oil on canvas by Donna Catotti 2015 $3000
Gabrielle was a lovely model who posed for an advanced portrait painting workshop that I attended at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. Most of the painting was done from life over a three day period and I was able to take a photo to finish the painting later in my studio. She is the same model I worked with the previous year. Easel location at the workshops is chosen by drawing numbers. At first I was disappointed to be way off to the side, but in the end it made for a very interesting composition. And at Incamminati they always use bright fabrics in the set-ups to bounce the color around for interesting reflected light.