9 x 12, acrylic on board
This is a one hour study from a photo. I love sleeping pictures because they are so unposed and the person is very relaxed. This daughter, though, thinks that it’s unfair to catch her without her knowledge, and I can understand her feeling of vulnerability. However, I still like sleeping pictures.
It was fun to see it come together as I placed the colors and values. I concentrated on her face; if I’d allowed myself more time, I would have changed the shadow on her arm, and worked on the fabric of her dress a bit more.
6 thoughts on “Sleeping 1, caught unawares”
Lovely Mary, her face is so natural, especially around the mouth.
Lovely work, Mary!
Thank you, Hilda!
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Clever stuff in just one hour – well done! K’s face is excellent but as you say the arm needs more attention, I thought it was the pillow! Mum.
Thanks, Mum! I’ve had a few people here say the same thing about the arm! The shadow is too dark and it should continue down into the dress. I think it would be more readable then.