12x9 oil on canvas
study - life class
I usually jump at the chance to paint from
a model...especially a clothed one.
Jessica had a nice roundness to her body which I liked.
She fell asleep so was perfectly still.
I started off finding the shape and proportions in a
transparent red. I had pre-mixed a batch of clothing
and background colors while waiting for the right pose
to be found. I painted fast and
scooped up the paint for texture. The red showed through
in places and I liked the look so
came back and outlined with red here and there.
Not my usual way to paint, but enjoyable and that's what
it should be all about. Trying new ways and
treasuring the moment. Right?