February 9, 2015

"Little Yellow Nude Sketch"

Oil on museum quality Ampersand Gessobord panel
8" x 10"
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This little nude is quite different from the brushed out, tightened down paintings that I am used to doing.  It was all I could do to not blend out the strokes and soften her up.  Old habits die hard and I am fighting against years of photo-realism.  I am not unhappy with the results.  Fear not!  A zebra can't change his stripes.  Doing these quick oil sketches will hopefully keep my larger work fresh and lively.  


Diana Moses Botkin said...

It's a lovely study, Mark. I also struggle with loosening up but find that a live model in a short pose is quite motivating!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diana. My live work is very loose too.