Aylla 54.5" x 57.5" oil and wax
This painting is finally done. My model was excellent- did not move, reliable and as you can see 6 feet of lovely American girl- but this has been a never again, long haul painting- an almost lifesize figure from life- sight size. The color is not quite exact- is it ever in photos?
My inspiration were Manet's Olympia, Matisse for color and Euan Uglow in appreciation for bringing the figure into the late 20th century and keeping it beautiful and powerful. Also my husband for keeping me in one piece and rescuing my model when she got stuck in the snow.