Painting the Painting Studio

"The Painting Studio" 20x24 oil

Every once in a while I come across something that I have to paint right then. No matter what's on the easel it can wait. This painting was one of those. A old painting studio with students painting the same model. The image took me back to my college days #CCAD.

Here's how I went about painting the scene.

This is my initial rough sketch for the painting. I start with a sketch to get the image in my head to start designing the piece out.