New Nude – Shade

Shade - 12x12 Oils on Canvas by Jennie Rosenbaum
Shade – 12×12 Oils on Canvas by Jennie Rosenbaum

Another small painting for the upcoming Small Works exhibition. most of my newer small pieces are still off in Boston so I needed to paint some more, but the joy of these little pieces is they are so fun.

This piece, however, was less fun. I wasn’t as inspired and raring to go as I thought when i started and I don’t know how I feel about it. the light is interesting and I’d like to play with the pose some more but there were elements that were a real struggle, especially on such a small surface that are probably marring my observation of this painting. usually when I’m a little too close to a piece, if I work at it rather than getting into a zen state, I find it hard to separate out the work from the finished product. and that isn’t to say that I don’t eventually fall in love with the pieces that took effort or that the zen pieces are better in some way, I just find it harder to distance myself from the pieces my mind was actually present for. strange but true.

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