"Beverly Drawing," Graphite, 9x9in on Bristol Vellum. Reference: My own
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
"Portrait with Orange," Oil on Canvas, 20x24. Based on a live model session with pose set by me. This painting was surely one that generated frustration, exhilaration, love, hate and everything in between those extremes. I painted and re-painted and re-painted. I had no experience with such a complex pose but was determined to do this painting. I learned about myself, I found patience and determination on a level that I doubted that I had. Hopefully I learned about the models too because having spent two and a half months with their photo on such an intimate level during the painting process I got to know every nook and cranny well..The models inspired me on all levels and I thank them for letting us into their lives and am happy to call them "friend.". They are beauty inside and outside. I hope to paint them for a long time to come.