It was so nice to be at the gallery and paint a live model, even if the poses were only for twenty minutes. The model was awesome, on the older side, and had a way of looking at us while we worked that suggested she was keeping her opinion of our efforts to herself.
For the last pose of the morning I wanted to distort the model’s features and then paint them in flatly, using just three colors, a soft yellow, turquoise, and violet. However, as I worked my way up her body I forgot and her face ended up with fairly regular features. I still like this sketch and think I caught something of the model’s air of reticence.