Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Relaxing on the Lawn

Becoming a better painter of the human figure is a skill I contemplate from time to time. To be especially good at painting the figure takes years of consistent practice. I don't practice as often as I should, but every once in a while my brush and I put forth an attempt. A woman reclining on the lawn in the midst of a city park inspired me to try once again. She was clothed from head to toe, so I concentrated on proportion and the way the cloth draped across her body. I tried to capture the leisure attitude of summer as the figure emerged. It was a fun little painting that reminds me why I like the summer months so well.

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