Arches CP watercolor, 300 gsm, 14" x 10". 5 hours.
my figure photography session with siena went well, and she agreed to meet again when i return from vacation. although we are down to packing bags, i was inspired to do something with the new photographs, and spent late hours to finish this piece.
i asked her to bring a close fitting shirt and close fitting pants; here she is in the pants.
i did not spend a lot of time on the background washes, using them as an excuse to paint a web of interlocking colors. this light texture carries into her flesh, which almost has no surface.
before she left siena and i had a brief discussion about how often she cuts her hair. i was fired by the image of her with longer hair, and painted her that way in this image.