Sunday, January 23, 2011

January Long Pose II

Dave, oil on panel, 10" x 8"

Here is the long pose painting after one more 3 hour session yesterday.  I am so happy to have had the opportunity to have painted Dave.  He is a fantastic model!  The light changed a bit so the shape of the shadow on his cheek and cast shadow onto his torso were a bit different, but I don't mind those kind of shifts.  It's good to note them, but to be flexible and in the moment take what is before you and do what you can with it.  I'm torn whether or not I'll do another 3 hours on it.  I think this works as a study, and need not be noodled (which might be where it would go with another session).  What do you think?

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