Title: Summer in the studio
Size: 22 x 30 inches
Medium: Mixed media on paper
It has been a very hot Summer. The studios have been warmer and the idea of removing one’s clothing seems to be at least one way of escaping some of the heat. The models that pose for me are my friends and very few of them have posed nude before. Most come to sit for me because they love art and want to contribute to my work. I like to let the models choose their own poses and by doing so the imagery is different and more natural. I believe in letting my sitters be themselves. In the past I have worked in my models home where I discovered that when a model feels secure a different kind of imagery and emotional quality can be had. Making someone feel comfortable at the studio can also have the same effect. This drawing is part of my ongoing intimate moments series.
This work of art is done on acid-free paper. The drawing is created in graphite, Rapidograph Ultradraw ink and Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink and Dr. Ph. Martin’s watercolor inks and Windsor & Newton watercolors. The work is signed. I provide a certificate of authenticity.