Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Academic Study that Never Happened

"Tout le Frans sont nouveaux" 22" x 28" oil on paper.
Imagine my surprise when after I set up for what I thought would be a 2-3 hour painting to be told by the model, "I'm going to hold this pose for 20 minutes". Yep. Twenty minutes. Is this a joke? To be fair, she never said she was going to do a long pose so I had just gotten that into my head myself. She even was apologetic when she saw the look on my face.

So..I decided to ditch the filberts, grab the flats and just paint. And every 20 minutes she took a new pose and therefore I had to just paint over paint over paint until eventually the night was over and I was left with this.

And while half of my painting friends are asking me if I've been on an acid trip lately, the other half are cheering that I'm channeling some sort of inner Rauschenberg.

I know one thing for sure. It was a blast.