Thursday, April 9, 2009
This is from last week's figure workshop session at ACAN. I painted in oils on a 12"x16" canvas. Anne's assignment/inspiration for the group was the use of whites, as in Degas' pastels. I painted from life, but I liked my little thumbnail sketch and tried to paint so that the strong lines of the thumbnail were present in the oil painting. I don't think the painting is particularly like the pastels we looked at, but it does bear a resemblance to Degas' sculpture of the little dancer, in the Norton Simon Museum. My subconscious surprises me.