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figures on fridays – sari time

August 10, 2013
2013.08.10 about 15x 12, oil on paper

about 15x 12, oil on paper

Back at the easel again.

After two weeks visiting family, I was back at the Friday night figure session yesterday.

I am not involved with posing or wardrobing the model, and that’s the way I like it. It’s more fun to be surprised and then work with whatever you’re given; that’s a better creative stretch.

The setup last night featured lots of red – red in the border of the sari, and a fiery red drape over the chair and stand. Pinky-red flesh, too. I toned it down quite a bit since I was thinking of a Whistleresque/Japonisme type color scheme, more celadon and peach.

Several people asked whether this was a watercolor. It’s oil, but it is applied pretty thinly, and they could have been fooled because it was done on gessoed watercolor paper. My watercolor practice goes on…but it’s not ready for public viewing yet.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. "Auntie C" permalink
    August 11, 2013 2:26 pm

    Your artwork is as good as any I’ve seen!! Truly a Master (Mistress??) of Aesthete! (Hope I spelled that correctly!)

  2. August 11, 2013 5:59 pm

    Beautiful, Robyn!

    • August 13, 2013 11:55 am

      Thanks, Melissa – I have been enjoying these Friday sessions more than anything.


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