June 18, 2010

New Paintings

I began these two paintings this past fall and finally finished them several weeks ago. They hung in my basement studio for awhile, now they're upstairs in the bedroom. I'm still considering if I like them...and I must because every time I look at them, I'm pleased with how they turned out.

Both of the paintings are based on photographs, "Reclined" is from a pose book while "Afternoon" is from a book of nudes. While I "borrowed" the lines from these photos, the rendering of the colors and lights/darks is all mine. Even still, I'm sure that some where in a sketch book are drawings I made in life classes that reflect these same poses. Now the question becomes, do I try to sell these on Etsy? And if so, what price? I think I'll enjoy them for a bit longer before I decide on this.


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