Carbon pencil on Utrecht bristol, 14" x 10".
i recently found a very fertile source for artists' models ... advertising on craigslist. with one ad, i have scheduled 5 models in as many weeks.
charlotte, age 18, wrote to me asking to model in exchange for a painting, because she loves my work.
this was a life drawing made at the end of a very long and productive session of portrait photography. her face is very austere and yet very expressive; it is a drawing challenge, especially in the mouth.
while she was sitting with me a snow or freezing slush began to fall outside on the deck and deck furniture, coating them in white. the mood was very still and mystical.