Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel - 8" x 10"
A while back I was invited to a modeling session held in a grand Victorian townhouse belonging to a friend of mine. This friend is an accomplished photographer and a master at depicting the female form. He also belongs to a "meet-up" group of like-minded photographers. Since there were 10 or 12 of us at the shoot we elected to have two models and split up to find the perfect light and setting. One of the models was a seasoned pro who was familiar with the routine. The other was her novice friend, who I am certain was coaxed to come and try modeling with her. I can almost hear the, "Come on, it'll be fun!" She did her best, although her scared "deer in the headlights" look was ever-present. Another issue that one insensitive photographer took issue with was that the new model had a serious sunburn and tan/burn lines. Being a painter, it didn't bother me. I did contemplate painting in the tan lines but I thought she might look like an advertisement for Coppertone. I really like this little painting. The light is fun. This was another experimental painting I did using the Zorn palette and is the warmest painting I've done since I started using that limited palette.