Saturday, January 15, 2011

Work in Progress #3 "The Wood Nymph" (nude) - Graphite and Mixed Media on Film

As in my previous post WIP #2, I'll let the images show my progression on this work. One thing I forgot to mention in the last post was that I used a small brush to blend the pencil marks when making the soft shift in values on the figure. Another change is to the right of the figure where I moved the "bark" straight down rather than curving to the left.





One of the things I am really pleased with is the way the main tree developed. I needed the base of the tree to support the figure. I liked the idea of the figure half reclining as though relaxing on her throne. The model for the tree was a mass of open roots. I kept the idea of the open roots but only those under the tree.

If anyone is interested, here is the link to the Unclad show at Gallery by the Bay in Stanwood, WA. I hope you will check back soon. Thank you for taking the time to read about my work. Your comments are always appreciated.

**When using film, the product is Dura-lar Matte film by Grafix.

4 comments:

Clovie Boy said...

I think your figure does stand out more since you developed the roots underneath the tree. It's such an interesting drawing, Barbara! Looks like a winner!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Sue.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous piece this is shaping up to be! But then that comes as no surprise. You always capture the magic of the forest and the addition of the wood sprite is perfection!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Sherry, so nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for your kind words. Sending some special magic and energy to you!