A short post - what the hell?
Anyhow, I finished this painting, and I thought it might be interesting to compare the painting with the rough original thumbnail:
Some paintings stay closer to the thumbnail, some stray farther. In this case, the thumbnail was closely inspired by the personality of the model, the wonderful Claudia, and Claudia was able to hold a pose very close to the idea. So what do you know - it was consistent start to finish. I'm really happy with the final painting: Living Things Came From Her, oil on canvas, 60"x40".
As if you needed reminding, check out her blog, Museworthy. It's a terrific chronicle of a life spent participating in and thinking about art. It's a privilege to work with someone so excited about the work at hand...