Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fixing Her Shoe - original oil pastel figurative painting

 
Here's the finished product - I have a couple of sketches below of the model fixing her shoe.  I can imagine she's getting ready to go out tango dancing. 
I began with the sketch on gray Pastelbord, 10 x 8" and then after I had it well underway, I realized I had her left leg in the wrong position.  I wasn't seeing (the secret to accurate drawing).  So, after fiddling with it for awhile, I just left it in the 'wrong' position in the final version and I'm happy with it.  It would have been a really hard pose for her to hold for any length of time, but I took the pose, myself, later, and felt that the final pose is one that I would normally take for a brief time while I fixed my shoe, so I just let it stay the way it is.
I really love the look of the last sketch.  I'm basically a sketcher, because I feel that's where the reality is.  But one must go forward and do some more finished work.  Alas.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

2 comments:

Lucy Chen said...

Hi Connie, really enjoyed your post.

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Lucy - delighted to see you here!

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