I love Redheads-- even natural ones.

The last couple of Fridays I've been painting these three-hour short portraits with my friend Kristin at Rob Zeller's school in Bushwick, Brooklyn, The Teaching Studios of Art (she is a teacher there).  They have a nice set up there with a lot of bounced light, so it feels really airy and certainly very different from my dark, cramped studio.  This painting looks anime to me - the model, Anna, is an actor, and had this startling red hair (dyed, but no less charming for non-naturalness) and beautiful big eyes that were made even bigger by her dramatic eye-make up.  Thankfully, Rob had some cadmium orange lying around...