08 November 2007

siena study

Charcoal on Utrecht bristol, 14" x 10".

this is a portrait drawing i did of siena in preparation for a large format painting, and also because the pose was especially nice: the necklace is african and was given to her by her mother.

after so many paintings i've decided to spend more time on drawing ... the winter rains have started rolling through northern california, and watercolors now take an awfully long time to dry.

i've also been invited to a group show in january and need to devote painting time to preparing pieces for entry. drawing is a change of pace and an opportunity to focus more on value gradations in modeling form.

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