Sunday, February 6, 2011

Old Naxi Woman

"Old Naxi Woman", 12 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
This is the first figure study I did after watching Peggi's DVD on "simplified figure proportions" and it is obviously a very quick study. I don't have easy access to models so I've been pulling out photos from past trips. I have a few more still lifes from the past week, but honestly I'm so tired of still lifes maybe I'll wait until I go on a trip to post those. I'm ready for different subject matter!

Someone asked yesterday where I purchase museum board. I purchase the 100% cotton rag museum board in 32 x 40 4-ply sheets, getting the Risings brand from Talas. I buy the 25 sheet pack, and then I'm good for quite a long time. From one sheet I can get sixteen 8" x 10" panels. I usually prepare 5-8 sheets at a time. Its a good idea to have a mat cutter--I bought a Logan several years ago and it was probably the 650 Logan though I can't find a number on it.

I added more information about priming the museum boards to the last post--so if you had questions, there is more detail now on that post.

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  1. Love the beauty and simplicity of this. Great light!

  2. Beautiful, simple and elegant in both those things:) Colors are wonderful.

  3. Love it love it love it. Did I say enough?
    Simple with amazing colors.
    Her turquoise sleeve is my favorite part.

  4. Thank you all for your comments! Switching from one subject to another is always interesting and fun and I'm excited about doing a few figurative pieces.