Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here I was interested in the complexity of the interlocking arms. I saw a photograph somewhere with a similar gesture, made some sketches from memory, and thought it would be straightforward enough to get the model into that pose. However, it wasn't so easy. I tried with several models and couldn't achieve the elegant complexity I was after. Not everyone is a contortionist, I guess. Kristin, though, made it work. She also has some very beautiful dresses. This one was metallic and sleek, yet sophisticated.
oil on linen panel, 7.75 x 5.75 inches, 2009


  1. WOW!! Charles, it's so nice to discover your blog and your gorgeous, gorgeous work! These small figurative pieces are stunning!

  2. I like everything about this piece. The pensive look on her face coupled with her protective gesture...the rich, contrasting gradation in the background.

  3. Hello, Mr. Pompilius. I am Salvador Fuster, a spanish painter, sorry but not speak english good!. I like much her work, am very interesting. I will be still dependent on her blog. Thank you (and sorry for my english).