Saturday, September 22, 2012

Victorian Lady in Scarlet

My friend, Bonnie, came to sit for me again last week at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, WI. It was a joy to paint her in full Victorian attire. With the exception of a few minor tweaks when I got home, this painting was almost complete in 4 hours at the museum. There is some glare on this photo, so I'll try to get a better one when it's completely dry. Its actual size is 20x24, so not a huge painting, but it's very difficult for me to paint a full body pose in a short amount of time. I'll ponder it for a while and decide if I want to add anything to it. While I painted, we chatted about whether or not her great-great-grandchildren would wonder if she really dressed that way in everyday life.  :)

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