This is a small oil painting done on heavy watercolor paper that has been covered with three coats of gesso. The advantages of this treatment is that the painting can be framed like you would an oil painting or a watercolor or drawing--your choice and taste. I like to frame them on top of mat board with glass over the top so that the deckled edges are visible.
This painting was done in one session with a live model. I love the play of the reflected colors off her skin. This is one of my favorite ways of working. it captures a freshness and spontaneity that is harder to achieve in longer studio settings.
oil paint on heavily gessoed Arches 300 watercolor paper