Monday, March 09, 2009

Lust Facial Expression, Life Painting

We will have just two life painting sessions in my studio this month, and the first one was yesterday. I was surprised how quickly I pumped out the above sketch, and haven't decided if I am going to work on this more or start something new next week.

Today I just worked on the ecstatic expression of the middle figure. Still plenty of work to do, but I am getting there. Of course, I can't work on this without thinking of the ultimate ecstatic expression on Bernini's "Ecstasy of St. Theresa." This may be my all time favorite sculpture.

2 comments:

dugbuddy said...

I can't think of a anybody other than Bernini. Just can't. Good luck with this one. Could be tricky, but you always find a good solution. It will be interesting to follow your path.

Bethany Taylor said...

My Bernini knowledge is limited to what I read in Angels and Demons, but I did used to be Catholic, so I can attest to all the hidden sensuality lurking in sacred works.