6x6, oil, $85.00
by Dori Dewberry
There is nothing like the strength of the male bone structure. So angular and beautiful. Wonderful planes of light and shadow. I enjoyed playing in the warmth of the shadows and laying in the light on the upper back. He twisted his hair up so that some of the painters could see his back. At some point in the day we asked about his background. He told us he was French with a little bit of Latin. So that is how the title came to me.
I enjoy painting from life so very much, that the idea of painting from photos just bores me. At the same time I realize it is necessary. There is such a meditative state that calms my body like nothing else can.