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.
Thank you for visiting Hackberry Street Studio!


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!