Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Figure evokes different feelings and thoughts and has been a subject of mine for many years. My favorite figure painters are James Singer Sargent and Juaqin Sorolla. I loved the loose yet accurate rendition by these master painters. Also, especially in Mia in Light (posted in this blog) is the light and how the clothing helps the light to flow down throughout the painting. I did this last week with friends in Sacramento who meet once per week. I also enjoyed painting the window in cool light from the right, thanks to my friend Rob Sandidge who has mentored me for ten years. The mauves and blues in the shadow side of the dress were also challenging.