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[original oil painting nude model female dreaming of weeping willow trees]

Kelly Borsheim's Original Oil Painting

Reflections of a Studio Model

60 x 50 cm [about 23.6 H x 19.7 W]
Oil Painting on Canvas
© 2015
AVAILABLE $1800 - contact Kelly Borsheim

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[original painting of female nude figure sitting on white bench daydreaming of weeping willow trees and a reflecting pond, turtle looks on, detail image]

Detail image of Reflections of a Studio Model:

A model posing in a studio full of artists mediates during her work on peaceful places, such as this one filled with weeping willows and a reflecting pond. The turtle in the foreground left implies that maybe her faraway dream could be, in fact, a future reality. It brings me comfort and wonder and memories of beautiful times. I hope you can take away something positive from 'Reflections of a Studio Model' as well.

Painting the Nude Female Figure:
Reflections of a Studio Model

2015: I have done a fair amount of paintings from live models while in the studio with a bunch of other artists. Here in Florence, Italy, most of us tend toward similar styles (unlike my more fun experiences in Open Studios in Austin, Texas, in which anything goes!). Maybe it is my being a tree-hugger that makes me want to turn these exercises into something someone might want, but in any event, I have been propping up some of the works and thinking about them.

This painting of Magda sitting on a wooden bench seemed like a great one with which to start. Her pose already gives the viewer a curiosity about where she is looking. I have been longing for more trees in my life. And maybe for times of innocence or less knowledge of what horrible things people are doing to the world and each other. I have great memories of visiting my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in St. Paul, Minnesota. And I especially loved the huge weeping willow in the lakeside lawn of my paternal grandparents. Oh, what times we had in that house, in that yard, and in that lake!

So, please indulge me with my sweet little painting. It brings me comfort and wonder and memories of beautiful times. I hope you can take away something positive from Reflections of a Studio Model as well.

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Most recent revision: 18 May 2015