Thursday, December 8, 2011
Reminiscent of Cassatt's Baby Reaching for an Apple
My model decided to be bold and go outside to have me photograph her there. She seemed to have a wonderful time wandering through the creek and exploring the area. At one point I captured her reaching up for a leaf with a beautiful expression of joy. I think it's her reaching hand as well as her sense of wonder and delight which remind me of the Cassatt painting. I'm looking forward to working on this one. I haven't painted the great outdoors in this much detail before, so, as my model said, this will be quite a challenge! I'll post pictures as the painting evolves.