Friday, 21 May 2010

A pastel and a two week painting from life

The best of the bunch from my regular monthly all day workshop -  Rosemarie, a superb model although I do sometimes struggle with the slender ladies. 

 Pastel on Rives BFK - A2 approx

This is the WIP over two weeks from life - about 4.5 hours in total.  I finished off her face and tweaked the drapery a bit afterwards but its largely as it was.  This is from a new weekly group I've joined, the studio and lighting are really good, its got a great atmosphere and the models are top notch.  You come to appreciate a really good model that can keep still when some of them can be like moving targets - may as well sketch in the pub in that case! 
Oil on Linen 16" x 20"

No more naked people for a while, off to France to do flowers or vines or whatever takes my fancy.


  1. Your work is strong Tina, and you have a wonderful style comming from within your work

  2. Gosh Sandra, you delved deep into my archives - Thanks so much for looking.