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"Study In Purple"
After Renoir's paintings of women with open blouses.
Although I used models for my 'Study in Female Curves' series, I continually strayed from adhering to true anatomy. None of these woman exist - they are all curve compositional studies.
In the cropping above, with the curves of the blouse removed, the more subtle curves in the model's hair, eyes, brows, and mouth can be examined.
There's a little self-portrait in all of my works. These are my eyes. It's great to have a mirror in my studio!
This close-up best shows the layers of paint - applied with a palette knife.