This was produced in a single sitting at a Thursday night open figure drawing group I used to meet with. I didn’t know it at the time but the model was going through the loss of her father when she posed for this. The emotion somehow comes across even though I was unaware of what was on her mind.
Stephen, you’ve created a little masterpiece there. You’ve caught emotion and character through the medium of paint and it looks like you did it quickly- wet on wet oil correct? I’m guessing it was finished in a sitting- is that true? How long did it take you? I’m curious because I’m just beginning Oil. Thanks for any help Stephen. I am a big fan of your great work.
PS- Nice nipple! It looks ‘sad’ =)
Thanks for a great comment! Yes, it’s wet in wet, a single sitting. It was a lucky night and it took me less than three hours. I’m incredibly thankful for your fanship!
Sweet! You make it look so easy. It’s all there. Nothing left out. I just want to tell her everything is going to be fine. You’ve made me feel for her. Isn’t that what it’s about? Cool!
Thanks Don! The model is a student of mine, an excellent artist herself. Interesting that the emotion came across, as she was coping with the loss of her father at the time.