January 22, 2015

"Amy Angel" study

Oil on linen mounted on board
6" x 8"

I have been sitting on this reference of model Amy since before the turn of the last century.  I laid it in and started to work on it and I felt that I just couldn't go on.  The image is so wonderfully late nineteenth century, so Bouguereau,  that I didn't think I could do it justice at the time.  Armed with the Zorn palette. I think I may be able to finish it now.  The little sketch above is my dipping a toe in the water.  It reminded me of the scene in H.G. Wells The Time Machine when George shows his friends the model of his invention:

Here it is


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