The cottage was so completely booked I had to schedule 10 min. times staggered for each boarder to use the one bathroom in the house. I had the septic system cleaned each month! To make it easier on our guests, we hooked up an outside shower with a double curtain around it just outside the actual indoor shower to make things go faster.
A wonderful young woman artist named Frances Hairfield from the south, was a trooper and loved showering out of doors with or without the curtains!LOL Frances was a talented painter and did a mean "Clog" I think they call it.
Frances Hairfield in top photo on far left and on left below as well. She had reddish blonde hair, the most delightful accent and posed for me too.
Erika was lovely to all my boys and with Dan's permission, even came to our house in CT, for a weekend with us.
Top: Portrait demo of Erika and bottom is of Pamela by Dan
Pam always modeled on the models stand with her dog. It was a small white and black spaniel and was so cute. I remember one day when I had the last choice in class for my spot at an easel, I was very upset for some reason. I wanted to paint her from one position and that was taken. She was nude. So I decided to sit on my feet on the floor using a propped up, upside down chair for my easel. It was ok for several days. Dan said nothing to me just observed quietly. He would critique my portrait very calmly while bending down on his knees!
However one day when the bell rang for lunch break, I started to get up from sitting on my feet and my feet would not work, they were completely numb. As I stood up on these numb feet , I began to fall forward and down . Pam the model in the nude caught me and her dog, barking and running around the studio made quite a scene. I broke my foot in Dan's class!!!
I had to go to the hospital and was put in a cast up to my knee and had to walk with a crutch for a month or so. The next week when I came to class (three flights of stairs up to the studio) and there was a new model for the following two weeks and it was time to pick names for positions at easels. Dan walked over to me in a cast and on crutches and said "Some artists will do anything to get a good spot at their easels!" LOL
I got first choice and learned that the best spot doesn't necessarily guarantee the best painting! So many lessons to learn!
Pastel of Eleanor the model I did in class there in Gloucester. She insisted on holding her head way up high to not make her double chin obvious. We couldn't convince her otherwise. I did a Dan Greene finish with my strong drawing lines on the left and letting the pastels go out into the paper on her garments. I thought I was slick.