Saturday, May 16, 2009


Work in progress of young dance model Madison. She's holding an empty bird nest and looking up(at the baby bird that has just flown away). There is still a possibility that I may show the bird(s) as was my first intention but I like the idea that they've already gone?? 24 X30


Steve McAfee said...

Nice. I think I agree with your decision to not show the bird-it's somewhere far outside the canvas.

Drawing or painting a head at this angle is notoriously difficult-you must know what you're doing. ha

Martin Pate said...

Thanks Steve..I think so birds visible. The head is just before the "tipping point" I think. A little more tilt and it would be super difficult and look very odd. I still have a little work on the nose and mouth.