I painted over a seated figure from mid fall, 2011. I settled on a photo reference from an old magazine and used that to expunge the image I felt would never work. It was the reproduction of an illustration probably from the 1940’s, but I’m not sure who the artist was. Beforehand I sanded the painting of the seated figure as much as I thought necessary. Then there was some frustration that followed, because I was only working from a magazine photo and not from life.
oil on pre gessoed panel 12"x16"