Friday, December 18, 2009

Kristin in Gold

I like the challenge of posing a reclining figure and avoiding awkwardness, especially when it involves a lot of foreshortening. Usually this means distorting some of the proportions. In this case I made the legs smaller, and slightly exaggerated the upper body, hopefully achieving more naturalism. On the right I added the metal patch to the wood floor boards as a counterpoint to the angle of her hip.
oil on canvas panel, 6 x 8 inches, 2009


  1. Incredable!
    The challenges you've faced to paint this only
    emphasize your keen ablilties.
    Truely remarkable Charles. Bravo!
    (Did you hop on one foot while painting?!)Because I don't know how you could make it more of a challenge.

  2. Oh, and I must say, this woman is Beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!!

  3. an other great painting, what kind of brushes you use?, I notice that all this paintings are very small. I like her purple lips

  4. Just beautiful! She looks like my wife and I am constantly drawn back to this piece.