watercolor on Arches CP 300gsm, 14" x 10".
another siena pose from the sessions earlier this year; she is crouching on the studio bed and looking into winter sunlight.
the main color problem was rendering her pale skin in shadow.
everything here is several layers, the painting has a "worked" quality and pigment granularity somewhat like nolde.
the aim was not to render her back with anatomical accuracy but to give it a kind of dark shimmer or translucency.