Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Leslie - original oil nude painting by Connie Chadwell













It's been awhile since I posted because I've been working on my new blog to promote oil pastel, The Oil Pastel Review. And now it's done, so I can concentrate on work here at Hackberry Street Studio. I hope you will visit the new blog - the guest artist is David Berridge and I know you will enjoy his work and his story.
The model in today's posting, Leslie, is so elegant and so leggy. I kept measuring and the proportions were accurate. Well okay, maybe I did make the legs a little long, but it just looks like her, so I went with it. It's 18 x 22" on canvas.
Just looking at the posted picture I thought I needed to put up a close-up of her, because the photo of the whole painting doesn't show her pretty face very well. So here's another view.
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4 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is beautifully elegant, Connie. How do the models hold a pose so long and still look so relaxed???

Connie said...

Thank you very much, Elizabeth. The models pose for 20 minutes at a time, and if they are uncomfortable, they can stop and rest, so I hope they never get too tired.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

You set up and execute some very great poses.

Connie said...

Wow Bill - thank you!