Just got home from a lovely day painting the model. We got to work out of Judy Schroeder's Gallery in downtown Orange. Makes for a fun day, as there are lots of places to eat and walk at lunch.
This was a difficult pose in that here crossed elevated legs were difficult to capture and be convincing. Shelia is a lovely model and artist herself. She brought many costumes and things for us to select from for our long pose.
This pose was about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Working through the form from beginning to end takes on many feelings for me. Often I like the painting about 3/4 through and should stop. Today I tried to stay aware of that and still didn't quite finish it, but did not over work it. I need to work on the concept of a finished painting. I would like to start visualizing the finished work I want to see. I am slowing down more and stepping back to take in where I am in that moment and if it is what I visualized. Now getting what I visualize and what I do to look similar in the end is my next area to work out.