11x14 inches, collage and oil on canvas
This is another painting that incorporates collaged papers in the background, under the oil paint. During the summer I go to a community figure drawing studio on Monday evenings, and this was based on a sketch from one of those sessions. The model is usually brightly lit against a dark background, and I wanted to make the dark areas interesting without being distracting, so I adhered prepared papers and bits of wallpaper samples before I laid in the dark paint. I rather like the effect. At some point I may lighten the top of the pillow o which the model is resting her arm, just to make it stand out a bit more - but for now it is done.