This finished painting is now ready for exhibition. I used my plein-air studies and photos that I took.
To begin, I did a plein-air value study of my favorite model . . . Linda.
She has modeled for me in many of my paintings,and she is fun and great to work with.
Next, I do a three-hour plein-air sketch in full color to develop a few more details. This sketch lets me play with the composition until a sense
of balance is somewhat achieved
oil on linen canvas