Pauline was a favourite model of mine at Heatherleys. She had stunning bone structure and a genial personality; the whole class enjoyed painting her, eye-to-eye. Intimate and intense, the artist sitting close and Pauline returning the gaze. Capturing the yellow ribbon framing her face was a pleasure. At the end of the first session, she surprised us by removing her wig to reveal her close-cropped afro hair! In later sessions we had the joy of painting her head and neck shape in full view.
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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