This is one of those "I just don't know about this one" paintings, of which I have many. I had a model for a very short session, and as usual, I think the drawing that I did this painting from is better than the painting. I envy those who can draw and paint beautifully from a photo, which would really be helpful for me, since I live in a little town and finding a model could become more time-consuming that the actual art. Oh well, one does what one can. And I'm open to suggestions. Thanks for dropping by and letting me rant.
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.