Pre-Raphaelite Sophie lll

Oil on Board, 5" x 7 1/2" , $125.00 SOLD

I was excited to be able to finish this painting
today. It certainly helped that it is not very
large. I'm finding it harder and harder to find
large enough chunks of time in which I can really

I know you've seen this kimono before. But I
really like it. I tried to turn it away from a real
red this time, although it does not come through
in the photo. It's more like a coral. What I like
about the picture are the pearly tones in her skin.

I once did a painting of her (this is my daughter)
where I made her face pink and green like a nautilus shell.
I think I'll post it, just so you can see it. I was very happy
with it. Someone bought it a long time ago, so I don't have
it anymore. But I do have a picture of it:


Sharon Posing Seated on a Stool

Sanguine Conte Pencil on Blue Canson Laid
Paper, 8" x 11", $80.00 Bid Here
This drawing was done as a demonstration in a
figure class. It was meant to show the use of
sanguine (red) conte chalk or pencil for linear and
tonal work, and then the addition of white as
highlighting of highly illuminated areas. It is a classical
drawing technique. The demonstration part of it
explains the unfinished hands and feet, which I actually
like. It leaves something to the imagination.
Completely finished classically-rendered figures
are not something that appeal to me tremendously, but I
do love to draw!
Thanks for visiting today.