Alexandra - bathed in light 30 x 25 cm. Black ink on ochre paper
How I painted this picture
I used a big sable brush with a fine point. Once again I looked for the big C in the pose. The spine from the back of Alexandra's head down her back, seat and thigh, accentuated by the intense black shadow. The A shape formed by her arms and head and the serpetine line from shoulder, breast, left leg knees down to the toes and on along the mat. I loved the deep contrast of light and shdow, any detail was almost superfluous but I touched in a fine profile line and the star shaped hand. Gold tinted paper, a bottle of black ink, a brush and a lovely model that is all.