Spring Portraits, Spring Cleaning

Portraits! I never felt portraits were my strength, but what better time than the present to improve? Just before we became covid-confined to home, my lovely daughter Sophia and I took a portrait painting class at the Newport Art Museum together. It was brilliant. We loved every minute of it and both markedly improved our skills. Here’s a shout out to our talented teacher, Jeanne Tangney, who was wonderful; we loved her.

Below is one of my many spring portraits, which pales in comparison to Sophia’s works (a truly talented artist). We worked from live models who were a joy to paint. I will continue to pursue my skills, but as with most of my art, time spent painting brings me meditative tranquility, mindful bliss and fulfills my painterly soul. What do you do, that makes your springtime heart sing?

Ā© Lynne Rey 2020


2 thoughts on “Spring Portraits, Spring Cleaning

  1. Hi Lynne- nice to read your post and see your portrait work. Coincidentally, I have been rereading Madame X, the story of John Singer Sargent and his portraits. I especially like his work titled Rosina. Hope you and yours are well and that we can get together soon. Elaine šŸ˜Š

    Sent from my iPhone


    • hi Elaine, I LOVE the story of Madame X! (You might also enjoy “Strapless” by Deborah Davis). You know, the painting is hanging in the MET? We should go see it together! (sometime??) Sargent is one of my idols and certainly one of the most brilliant portrait artists of all time. He really brought his canvases to life. I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day! šŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply to Lynne Rey Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: