daily painting | rachel

Painting of figure by Emily Weil from Bay Area Models Guild marathonHere’s another study from the Bay Area Models Guild marathon on Valentine’s Day. It’s fun and at times quite satisfying to do monochromatic paintings — these warm tones and interesting textures come from ArtGraf water soluble graphite that comes in a hard cake you moisten with water to use. Breaks up my watercolor routine. The human figure is endlessly fascinating to paint; I prefer women models as feminine curves are more interesting to paint. Rachel set up a wonderful pose in her home she held for hours (with breaks).

So what is my next painting subject? I think I’ll pull out my luscious, colorful  farmer’s market veggies and compose a still life. I made an attempt yesterday afternoon but was hungry and irritable and wanted to make dinner and comfort myself with a delicious meal (it worked). Doing routine tasks today. Paperwork and boring stuff; trying not to be flattened by how mundane life can be. But! I’m getting my first Covid vax on Saturday! Woot!

7″ x 10″ watercolor, pen, acrylic ink on paper = $90