Monday, February 9, 2009

Waiting for the timer


This is a portrait of one of my favorite models (Hi Rachel) from ???? maybe 6-8 months ago I remember I was gonna paint over it because my drawing was not perfect and that was all I could see when I looked at it. But time past and somehow through my lack luster skills made me feel her sitting there thinking, waiting for the timer to ding))) even a half year after. Thanks Rembrandt Fairy! Quote:"Cézanne rushed foward: 'You wretch! You have upset the pose! You should sit like an apple. Whoever saw an apple fidgeting?' Motionless as that fruit may be, Cézanne was sometimes obliged to leave a study of apples unfinished. They had rotted."Ambroise Vollard, 1936, on posing for Paul Cézanne. I know not a quote exactly but I came across it and thought it to be funny, and absolutely nothing to do with my model.

4 comments:

Solvay said...

She definitely looks as if she's straining her pose to look at the clock's face! Quite an expression!

Sorry I've been absent - and missed your PIF venture - I've had a friend visiting from out of town - has taken all my blog time!
: )

Dan Corey said...

hhmmm, I thought she was deep in thought and looking into space.?. but I'll take another look

Ryan Evans said...

I get the thoughtful pose! That's the difficult bit getting a fleeting expression accross. The Rembrandt fairy is a genius!

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Ryan, I find the only times my portraits look half acceptable is when I give up on formula and look for abstract shapes..?.