Still not doing much outside of the life sessions - they're nearly done for the summer so I may take a trip to London and see the Summer exhibition at the RA and the BP portrait awards for some real inspiration and get down to some serious painting again soon. In the meantime this is what I've been up to recently.
Charcoal on A1
This might be Whistlers Mothers in her early years as an artists model - seriously the similarity of the pose only struck me after I had finished. Its about four hours from life and although its not exactly my cup of tea I took a different approach blocking it in and I like the clean colours especially on the skintone.
Oil on deep canvas 12" x 16"