Sunday, October 18, 2009
The idea for this painting occurred unexpectedly near the end of a modeling session. Tiffany was starting to gather up her things when she happened to pass by the mirror. It was one I had just picked up at a yard sale, and looked like it might have come from Pottery Barn. I enjoy looking over her shoulder at her warmly lit face. With the clutter of the studio in the background, this composition is less controlled than others. The two light spots to the left of her head are metal brackets that support wooden shelves. I noticed how they were reading with the unfurling of the buttons on her blouse, and felt that together these two elements helped focus the composition.
oil on gesso panel, 6x6 inches, 2009