Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nigerian Girl by Frances Kuta

I finally got around to painting this beautiful model from a photo I had taken of her a couple years ago. My impression of her was pure strength and a quiet serenity. I have to say...what an improvement from the sketch on cardboard below.
9" x 12" oil on linen
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

color sketch for Nigerian model

This is a quick color sketch I did...preparing for a larger version on is on a torn piece of white cardboard. I always like my sketches better than the final piece...I guess because it is fresh, casual and loose. I also love the way the paint feels and moves around on have to really push sculpture.