Striking a Pose

Model in Italy Oil Painting 11×14 by Winifred Whitfield

I’ve shied away from the complexity of painting the brick wall and netting she is draped in for long enough. It was actually challenging but interesting to do. Now I can stop looking at that photo and wondering if I would ever paint it. I took the photo of this model more than 10 years ago. It’s also interesting that I described the complexity of painting the background elements and attire before even thinking about the models face. I call that progress!

Not sure where you are but it’s now dark at 5p.m where I live in Poulsbo, WA. We’ve had a rainy week and a tornado watch as well. I’m so glad I love painting. I’m never at a loss as to how to spend my day. Hope your life goes well wherever you are. Winifred

2 thoughts on “Striking a Pose

  1. She looks formidable and striking with her eyes set on someone. I’m not sure I would want to be the subject of her gaze. It is so enchanting how your paintings tell stories and make us wonder. This one has me thinking of who she is focused upon?

  2. Thank you Maria, I love portraits to tell stories. It’s a “portrayal” after all. Plus, I have to spend so much time with these paintings, painting within a story makes it more gratifying. W

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