Michelle Sakhai

oil on canvas
14 x 11 in.

Painting from life, to me, is like visiting paradise. It is one thing to see it in a photo or on a screen, but it’s a whole other feeling to be there and see it in person. I have always painted from life and no matter what image I am painting, or the number of times I paint it, each time is different from the next and that is what fascinates me the most: how emotion, time, atmosphere, age, and weather all affect the outcome of a painting. You can’t seem to control it.

© Michelle Sakhai