It's been tough getting into the studio lately because I've been so darned busy, but last week I got to paint after my jury duty was over on Monday. I began work on a new piece from a photo taken of a new model. This woman has been quite athletic all her life, I believe, and she has a classically shaped body, which is why I call the painting of her Classical Beauty.
I painted the picture using the medium Galkyd and the techniques which Rob VanderZee taught me about. I grid the painting the way I normally do, but then I laid in the first layer with less precision, blending the boundaries between body and background.