Painting of figure by Emily Weil from Bay Area Models Guild marathon

daily painting | rachel

Here’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!

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