Alla Prima, Sailor Girl…

Alla Prima, Sailor Girl

Alla Prima, Sailor Girl

I recently completed this portrait in a 5 hour (less breaks) session working alla prima from a life model and was really happy with the outcome.  Had thought about putting a background to it later however in the end I decided to keep its original freshness and leave it as it is.  I have called her “Sailor Girl” after our model, Ilise, named her. The painting is painted on board, fijian cedar, which I love to work on.  I get them cut to size at Mister Plywood, and then prime them myself.   They come up with a beautiful finish.