- Figurative and portrait work has never been my strong suit, even after many years of practice during my weekly figure drawing session. I never buckled down and studied Anatomy. I started getting serious about it while working at the Ani Academy. My first serious hyper-realism charcoal drawing was chosen by the Art Renewal Center for a purchase prize. A few more drawings focused on the figure, (including some drawings of sculpture). This drawing is my largest and most complicated.
My model is Quincey, who I’ve known since she was 3 or 4. She was a very good sport to hop in the pond on a chilly May afternoon. I had an idea of how I wanted her to pose in the water, but, as so often happens, the candid photos I took were much more interesting to me. From this one photo session, I wound up portraying Quincey in 7 different drawings and paintings…. so far. A lovely young woman in a beautiful setting; how can I resist?
This drawing is beautifully framed in a very wide, matte black frame, and a narrow mat, with Museum glass.