12 x 12"
oil on canvas
Lots to talk about today! First off, this model. She lost a ton of weight since the last time I painted her, mostly through clean eating, cutting out gluten and most carbs. You go girl!
I managed to talk my fellow Art Center figure painters into a back-view pose this week. First one ever for me. I loved it! I also loved painting the transitions in skin tone between her summer-tanned shoulders and the rest of her torso. After spending the past two weeks being a pool-mom with Ellie for her swimming lessons, I've had ample opportunity to scope out the rainbow of tans.
I'm happy to announce that I'm this week's spotlight artist and
generous giveaway hostess over at Daily Paintworks! I'm a big fan of Daily Paintworks - and now also proud to call the team behind that amazing site personal friends, since they relocated to my very own zip code last year - so I'm doubly excited to be taking my turn in the spotlight. Check out my interview - and, if you've purchased a painting on DPW in the last 30 days, enter to win my painting! (Interview link goes live at 10 pm PCT Thursday 8/23).
.....AND for work-in-progress shots of this piece, of course, see Facebook.