Arches CP 300 gsm 14" x 10".
this is another pose of charlotte on the couch.
after the outline drawings, i start some color studies. these can go quickly or slowly, depending on the kind of problem i want to work with. it was a chill winter day and i primarily keyed off the cool blue greens out the window.
there is a genuine radiance and clarity in charlotte's demeanor, but also the turmoil and inwardness of her age. i am not yet sure how to wrap color around all that.
i had her on the couch and was bouncing the posing topic around a little; she would alternately laugh, smile, puzzle, ponder, daydream, or as here, roll up her pants cuff and make a scrutiny of me.