With this painting we had her pose twice for a total of 6 hours which included breaks and setting it up. Everything I have done of late has been alla prima, (painting wet into wet paint or all in one sitting) so it was a challenge to paint on it the second time on top of dry paint! We had a warm yellowish bulb above her and north light coming in through the window at her feet which made for some interesting contrasting light. I loved the foreshortening, one of my favorite things to do because of the challenge, I think.
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