Turned Away

One of my faults, that annoys me the most, is my undeniable skill at being late. I am going to write it into my Will that my casket must be rolled in at least 15 minutes after the service gets started. That better get a laugh!

This painting is a fine example of my being late. The only easel left at The Loft that day was the one she was completely faced away from. I remember staring at her figure and mentally yelling at myself for not getting here 10 minutes early, for once!

Then, I noticed something about the model. How delicate she looked! How almost shy the gesture made her seem from my point of view. All of a sudden, I felt like I had the best seat in the house! Porcelain skin, delicate curves and grace. That is what I want to draw!

“Turned Away” is an 11×14 oil on canvas-board. It’s my “Happy I was Late” painting. Thanks for stopping by.


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