Friday, November 6, 2009

Figure from the Back

There was an oddness about this pose that caught my interest. I thought the interior modeling of the back was especially lovely, but initially found the arms somehow unsettling. I finally realized that they made me think of the Greek and Roman marbles from antiquity that somehow lost various appendages over the centuries. I decided I liked it just the way it was. I also liked how her blouse fell on the table upon which she sits, particularly where the sheer fabric passes over the red velour drape. This particular model is especially graceful and I anticipate working with her again soon.

oil on linen panel, 8 x 6 inches, 2009

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