Pauline was one of my favourite models at Heatherleys. Pauline had beautiful bone structure and a friendly personality and the whole class enjoyed the experience of taking it in turns to paint her eye-to-eye. It’s a very intimate process, sitting close to your subject, artist looking intently at the model’s face and the model returning the gaze. The yellow ribbon was a joy to paint too - framing her face. Only at the end of our first session with her did she astonish us by pulling of what turned out to be a wig exposing her close cropped afro hair! In later sessions we therefore had the joy of painting her with neck and head shape fully exposed.
Oil on canvas.
Canvas: 30 x 25 x 2cm (11.81 x 9.84 x 0.78 inches).
Framed: 48.5 x 43.5 x 3cm (19.09 x 17.12 x 1.18 inches).
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