Monday, November 22, 2010
Bathing Beauty; Sleeping Sitting Up
Drawn from life, yesterday afternoon.
Bathing Beauty is oil paint and oil pastel on canvas, 24"x36".
Sleeping Sitting Up is oil pastel on clear gessoed doorskin, 12"x12".
The model chose her costumes. The first was an early 20th century swimsuit. I imagined a summer day at a beach with a rollercoaster.
In the second pose, she got into a state that reminded me very much of those times when, exhausted, you fall asleep despite yourself.