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Sarah Margaret Gibson  Chasing beauty, painting pictures. Trained in Florence, now teaching at Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

It has been such an honor to sit for @joshualarock during his portrait painting workshop @edinburghatelieroffineart ! What a tremendous artist, and also a wonderful person. The time flew by as I sat because I was listening to his eloquent commentary as he worked. I have learned so much! And I really feel he’s managed to capture my likeness, whilst simultaneously elevating the portrait to something more beautiful than the subject. Thank you Joshua! 🙏. #joshualarock #artistturnedmodel #paintfromlife #portrait #beauty #atelier #indirectpainting #oilpainting #paintanyway #contemporaryrealism #fineart

It’s finished! Scroll to see detail shots. This project really pushed me to my limits. I clocked 140 hours on this in the last month. The sheer size of it, the number of objects, and the challenge of such a subtle, pale color palette all put me out of my comfort zone. I also found it very tricky to strike the right balance between a detailed finish up close and the breadth of the big impression. Ultimately, I’m proud of what I achieved and think I learned a lot along the way! Can’t wait to do some quick alla prima studies next, though...
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Here’s a sneak peak at my big still life commission as I’m now approaching the finish line. This is just a detail shot (though it could be a composition of its own). The full painting is 4 ft. X 5 ft.! I’ve been working on this for so many days on end now I think I’m starting to lose my mind 😅 It will be great to get over this last hurdle and finally see it completed. #forza #wip #commissionedartwork #stilllife #fromlife #somanydetails #dutchstyle #contemporaryrealism #oilpainting #fineart #indirectpainting #paintanyway #paintfromlife #atelier #stilllifewithlemons

Developing new lines of thought in the studio today. An oil sketch of the beautiful @elaineashby, once again on a double-toned ground. I loved painting all of the terra verte and vermilion notes in her flesh tones! #paintfromlife #limitedpalette #indirectpainting #paintanyway #classicalrealism #oilpainting #sketch #atelier #contemporaryart #fromlife #drawing #contemporaryrealism

More excellent work by my students @edinburghatelieroffineart done in our Anatomy and Structural Drawing course! There were too many great examples to share them all, but scroll to check out these highlights by @lauracullen.art @sjoerdprovoost_art and @olliemnjones #drawinganatomyandart #proudteacher #atelier #pencildrawing #fromlife #drawanyway #edinburghatelieroffineart #anatomy #teachersofinstagram #academicart #ilovemyjob #figureativeart

Is there any greater pleasure than painting a portrait just for the pure joy of it? I had so much fun painting this wee self portrait study today. The panel is one of my latest experiments in two-layered grounds; a layer of gray made from lead white, bone black, and cobalt blue spread over a thin layer of burnt sienna 👌 #fromlife #paintanyway #selfie #indirectpainting #classicalrealism #oilpainting #contemporaryart #portrait #academicart #drawinganatomyandart #portraitpainting #artistsoninstagram #atelier #ilovemyjob #bluereview #creativeuprising #academic_artworks

After a day of teaching @edinburghatelieroffineart I always leave wanting to go home and paint—and paint BETTER, so that I can teach better! I find my students so inspiring; today we were speaking a lot about color and temperature shifts in the flesh tones, and it reminded me of this figure painting I did in my last year @florenceacademyofart . It’s such a challenge to harmonize shifts in hue and temperature! #throwbackthursday #paintingproblems #studentdays #2013 #academicart #atelier #classicalrealism #contemporaryart #teachersofinstagram #oilpainting #figureativeart #drawinganatomyandart #paintfromlife #paintanyway #florenceacademyofart

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