Saturday, November 22, 2014

A nude a week 4: Basking in light

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.

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