Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Charcoal Drawing Daydreaming Nude Woman

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Back in January my friend Dana and I hired a model that I knew to pose for us. Jessica is a Sicilian artist based in Florence, Italy, where I met her while street painting. She has that dark, dramatic Mediterranean beauty. Over the course of several months, Dana and I drew Jessica every chance we could pin her down for a modeling session.

I took my unfinished drawing back to my studio in central Texas and finished the other, non-figurative compositional elements there. Originally I was thinking of the title “Rectangles and Circles,” but each time I looked at the drawn expression of the model, I kept thinking that I caught her lost in her own thoughts.

So, I present to you:

“Daydreaming of Yesterday”
Charcoal with Pastel
Roma-brand Italian paper
46 x 64 cm (approx. 18” x 25”)
$1950




“Happy Thanksgiving” to all Americans and their friends and anyone else who appreciates the idea of gratitude. Be well.

4 comments:

Welles Tan said...

Very nice charcoal painting!

Kelly Borsheim said...

Why, thank you very much, Mr. Tan. So kind of you to take the time to post a comment here.

Jeanne Rhea said...

I had missed this post! What a gorgeous drawing. Love it and the title is perfect for it.

Anonymous said...

The left leg is a fiasco!

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