Study in the study. Acrylic and a little pencil on prepared paper. 3 hours. 1 brush.
The idea behind this work was to spend time on the whole composition, rather than just the body. Objects were moved, some colours were changed and only one brush was used. I like the art within the art, the Peter Paul Rubens on the wall, the Monet’s in the open book. However long you look at these images within the image, they are never in focus. Also, the plant almost having the same presence in the painting as the model. the composition is purposely quite flat, to accentuate the foot and stool coming out of the picture.
Some details from the painting. I am trying to get the colours of shadows, which is endlessly fascinating, as your eye recalibrates them, making them lighter as you stare at them.