|Seated Nude, oil pastel, 15 1/2" X 10 1/2", 2012|
One could reasonably ask why not finish at a later time. I do work multiple session drawings but when time runs out it's over. The moment is past. Trying to recreate a setup is nearly impossible and often, as in this case, the model isn't available. Even if you could the mood is lost. The spirit in a drawing exists in its moment of execution. Past attempts to finish or rework live session drawings haven't gone well.
I began the drawing below working on the torso and knee. As the session neared the end I started drawing her mouth hoping to finish her face. Time ran out so I have what appears to be a model with blindfold.
|Female Nude Study, oil pastel, 8 1/2" X 8 1/2", 2014|
|Female Nude Study, oil pastel, 7" X 6 1/2", 2013|