09 September 2007


Winsor & Newton CP 300gsm, 14" x 10". 4 hours.

this is a second life drawing of kristina that has sat unfinished for a couple of weeks. the model chose it to keep.

i used chromium oxide green for the background to anchor a more subdued palette. i modeled the flesh tones toward blue to give her skin a kind of translucency or light. i did not spend much time on the hair.

kristina is an interesting woman, grounded in her therapeutic practice, knowledgeable about nutrition and its relationship to health, athletic, fit, living lightly on the land and radiating a positive energy in everything she does.

it seems to me a portrait should convey attributes without using expressions (grimaces). here her expression is relaxed and neutral. the model chose this painting to keep for herself.

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