Painting people- figures/portraits – bring out such deep emotions and feelings in me, that they are hard to describe. I feel like I have touched the souls of these models. Many times my hands begin shaking and it takes over my whole body.

I guess that is what they must call the zen moment.

I really appreciate these models. They are not just baring their bodies but they are also sharing their souls.

I finished the painting of Debbie yesterday at the figure painting group. By the end of the painting I wanted to run over and give her a hug and thank her, but I was too involved in finishing up the last strokes while she left. This middle aged woman was so full of ideas of the things she is doing and the things she wants to do. She’s a writer and a lyricist.

 

Dusk

oil, 12″ x 16

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Dusk