Monday, March 9, 2015

Finished - study of Natanya

Last week, amid all the usual chaos, I finished my oil study of Natanya.  
This is the painting I started last month, at the 3-day burlesque modeling session at Stvdio480.

Overall I'm happy with how it turned out.  There's some things I'd do differently, and there's some things I know I need to focus more on as I get back to life drawing 
(hands, for instance.  ugh.)
Because it was a study, and really supposed to be completed at the studio, I left a few things unfinished and instead focused the final painting on demonstrating the lessons I picked up from the experience.  

And then I framed her up and took her over to the Fulton Street Collective space, where she's hanging now as part of the current exhibit:
"Sensual Chicago"
~a celebration of Chicago's burlesque performers & models~
The show runs through March 12

Day One

Day Two

Day Three (last day in the studio with model)

Making time this year to do these oil paintings has really been fantastic.  
I can't wait to start the next one.