This is an oil painting of a female nude entitled 'Comfortable Model'. The work is 12 inches high by 9 inches wide. The framed size as shown is 19.5 inches high by 16.5 inches wide. The work is painted on raw luan (a mahogany wood) much of which remains visible. The palette is limited to skin tones, muted browns, deep reds and golds, melding with the underlying raw wood tones.
The subject model is shown from her knees up, sitting almost perpendicular to the viewer with her head and torso providing the work's clean focus. Her left knee is raised with her left arm resting on it. Her weight leans slightly onto her right palm on the ground behind her. She is completely unadorned and unaccompanied. Her auburn hair is smoothed against her head. She appears to be perhaps in her thirties with the quietly graceful figure that comes with motherhood.
The work includes its original framing as shown. A wide, beveled ivory linen liner provides the inner frame. The outer frame is of gold-gilt wood, also simple with clean lines. The work is in pristine condition and signed by the artist.
oil on wood