Monday, August 30, 2010
Alexandra (the nude) is a helluva great model who I intend to use more frequently in the upcoming months (if funds allow). I'm actually working on a painting of her right now that will be done soonish. The portrait was from one of Dorian Vallejo's life drawing sessions about two months ago. It was a terrible evening where nothing came out right. I must have gone thru like 10 sheets of paper in the 6 hour period, all of them failures. So the last pose was really awesome. First try, crap. Discouraged I pulled out a second sheet of paper. Crap again. I all but gave up and tried again, I'm not giving up in the presence of one of my favorite artists. It was worth it! This was done in the last 20 minutes of the pose, but I captured her look, her mood, the subtlety and softness of her face, and to further boost my deflated ego Dorian sat on the floor staring at it for a good 5 minutes, thoroughly entranced. All in all, a very good night!