24 August 2012


15" x 22", watercolour, 1998

The paper used for this painting was most likely cut from the same sheet (22" x 30", cut in half) as Finest Worksong –but that's just speculation based on their having the same model and the paper being hot pressed, and slightly tricky to work with. Furthermore, the pose from Worksong was based on a prep sketch for my photo shoot with Elaine for Squirm's "Cold" CD, and the pose above is based on a photo of Elaine I took during that shoot.

I really like how the face turned out, but the blurry, shallow-depth-of-field look I tried on her hand wasn't quite so successful...but I blame the paper and not knowing how to work with it at that point in my painting career.

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