Friday, January 12, 2018

Ignoring Morning Storm

Ignoring Morning Storm

This morning was the first session of the year for the Independent Painters Group. “D” walked through freezing rain that had turned to windblown snow by the time she arrived at the art center to pose.
Her wet hair was caked with snow and ice.
She also had one of her arms in a cast from a recent fall.
Not a great way to start the day, to start a new year.
The swimsuit had seemed like a good idea back when scheduling for the pose.
The wet hair worked out, but in hindsight the sketch might have been more poignant or interesting had I shown the cast on her left arm, maybe some dangling ice cycles, a background of snow?

24”x 18” ink and watercolors


  1. Better to have shown her as you have, I her swimsuit. So much happier to have been swimming...that suggests a nice sunny and warm day, rather than the cold of winter. And those beautiful bold colors back up my theory!*smiles*
    Poor "D"...I do hope her arm is soon better! ☺☺

    1. I would agree the swimsuit should have improved forgetting the snowstorm and cold. It wasn’t enough, knowing we would all be going into the storm again after the session.
      Still think showing the cast would have improved the sketch.