Oil Painting Portrait Studies

Three head study portraits I've been taking alla prima portrait painting with Felicia Forte and the weekly studies have been so much fun.  Plus it's just nice to get back into oil paints again after being away from it for so long. The workshop is limited to using the Zorn palette.

This shows three quick studies in a single 3 hour evening session: top is 60 minutes, bottom left is 45 minutes, and bottom right is 30 minutes, completed in that order respectively.  It's a great exercise to make quick color and value decisions in a limited time and really force yourself to simplify shapes.  Always. So. Much. To. Learn....