As I said in a post a few days ago, I have been working at painting in reverse. this and the other nude are results of this. this was a particularly complicated painting because of the shapes and forshortening. but I am happy with the results. actually, relaxing my techniques and trying to create art (as opposed to exact duplicates) has made me happier with my art where before I was never satisfied.
this is a very smooth and glossy looking painting and she looks sort of delicate. I am unsure if the black and white is what is causing the look of pathos, my choices of image or my current feelings but this painting strikes me as vaguely sad. depressed but elegant.
the sheen on the paint caused this to not photograph brilliantly, but you can get the idea. it is to hard to photograph a painting properly.