Saturday, March 23, 2013

Loretta Sleeping

After four paintings in a row of a woman holding something in her hand, my "model" fell asleep!

Loretta Sleeping
8" x 10"    oil on linen    2013

Compositions with a sleeping figure have always been one of my favorite themes, both for the narrative and for the abstract possibilities. While most of them have focused on the figure from the head to the waist, below are  images of three older paintings on this theme with full-length figures.

Woman with Autumn Leaves
36" x 72"    oil on linen     1994
Private Collection, Michigan

Sleeping  Woman
22" x 40"     oil on linen     1989
Private Collection, New York

Hector  Asleep
14" x 16"    oil on linen    1983
Private Collection, New York    

1 comment:

  1. Andrew,

    Loretta, her hair draped in deep dusks, seems like a woman who will not be denied by those who most fear love.




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