Sunday, December 16, 2012

"Tahni" figure figurative art nude woman portrait large oil painting

18 x 24"
oil on canvas

 To say I had fun painting this would be the understatement of the year. Our model was amazing, and the studio was alive with creative energy. I wish I could start every day with three hours of figure painting!

I'm truly satisfied with this piece, and I keep noticing little things about it - like the way the line of light on one leg corresponds to the line of shadow on the other - that make me even happier! I think of that quality as "lookability" - something you can gaze at every day and not get tired of. 


Bill Sharp said...

Sarah, this is a beautiful painting. Your figure work reminds me a little of Philip Pearlstein but warmer and doesn't have the 'clinical' feel that his does.

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Thank you, Bill - that is an amazing compliment. I know Phillip Pearlstein's work, and I can relate to your comment! I like it, but I don't love it. I really appreciate your comment, so, thanks!

Don Gray said...

You have a right to be satisfied with this painting, Sarah--it's superb!

All best for the Christmas season and happy 2013!

Sue said...

Your work is beautiful, and just keeps getting better. This is gorgeous! Best wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas.

Margaret S Milligan said...

How do you manage to paint that in 3 hours! It is beautiful!!

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Thank you, Margaret! I did not paint this one in 3 hours - it was more like 10 or 11. :)