We don't have a lot of time....on Alla Prima days. I come in late, mess around- chat a lot...generally have fun....because I LOVE this class and the teacher. Anyway, I am not making excuses, just sayin'--- these paintings are small for a reason.....
This is 18x24" oil on oil primed board. Day one of three week pose. Very foreshortened stick I drew- last one to set up.....not much of a choice for beautiful poses. But with this model, it's hard not to get a good view.
It is difficult to get a good picture of this painting because of the glare. So I shot this sideways. I would say I have about 6 more hours on it. Hand, arms, feet and a little work on her face. Very close to being finished. Will post the final when I am.
This is the beginning of Madison. She is one of my very favorite models. Something of her bone structure says "classicism" to me. I can see her translated in a draped gown into some Grecian or Romanesque mythical goddess. yep, that is what I see in her.
When I talk to her, her eyes dart with intelligence. She is bright and shiny but yet she is still at the same time. I think she is the bomb.
Let's see if I can pull this off over the next few weeks.
I don't think she looks much different from last week. She is a little cleaner, tighter, and her head will get a little work next week for about an hour and then I will do another alla prima. Oil on panel Dancer Resting