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Lucy, Oil on Canvas, 52 x 40 inches

There is often an assumption that paintings are the result of preparatory sketches. I can see the logic, but it’s never worked that way for me. Drawing has always been an end in itself. Drawing does however sometimes lead coincidentally to painting, as in this case. First, I did the drawing below. When the model had a break she put on this colourful dressing-gown and that’s how I got the idea for the painting.

I did the drawing below. When the model had a break she put on this colourful dressing-gown and that’s how I got the idea for the painting.

I like these contemplative poses especially of women, looking down. Not sure why.

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Lucy, Charcoal on Paper, 39 x 44 inches