Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Relay Demonstration

For the last five years, at the Watts Atelier Christmas Party six of the instructors have done a "relay demo" from the live model. This year we were fortunate enough to have Fred Vrabel pose as Santa for us. Each instructor does a 15-20 min sitting on the painting and then passes it on to the next instructor.

picture of our model Fred

Erik Gist 20 min

Ben Young 15 min

Jeff Watts 15 min


adebanji said...

Wickid! I love it! Thanks for showing the steps too!

अर्जुन said...

That looks like good fun!! Your 20min's really got it goin' strong!!!

Claire Vrabel said...
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Claire Vrabel said...

Cool! Thanks Erik!
My Dad had fun! :)

Chun Lo said...

Awesome Santa portrait! Was it nerve wrecking to know that your initial layout would be the foundation for everyone else's painting?

E.M. Gist said...

Chun Lo
Yes it was, but no more so than if I was doing a painting by myself. They are all so good that I know they will only make whatever I do even better.