Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nude modeling runs in the family

My wife's really been a great model. Well, what do I look for in a model?? First, she's gotta have patience. It's not just a camera shot. I get in there with a sketch pad and make my own notes. Subtle colors, reflected light, soft shadows don't transfer that well through the lens. Then there's the details, like the light reflected in the eyes, or the mirror images, etc. Anatomy's a strange thing. You really need to know it; how the bones and muscles articulate and how each causes stress on the other. I love it. So these pics are some random model shots of my wife, and the painting is titled "Ethereal." Oil on canvas.

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