Oil on Board, 12 x 17 inches
This composition was a close-toned exercise in textures; the soft pastel shades of the bed linen, curtains and cushions, the shiny silky top and the cotton lacey knickers, contrasting with the subtle flesh tones of the model herself.
It was quite a challenge painting this in Oils, and on balance, I think I prefer Pastel for the job. I've entered this and four others for the New English Art Club (NEAC) Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries. Having never entered it before, I don't really know what the selection committee are after, but I shall find out tomorrow, Friday. I got three accepted for the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) exhibition, but I'm not hopeful for the NEAC, but we'll see, you never know.