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”)

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


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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