Pastel Image 14″ x 17″
My model is La Riviere by Maillol in the sculpture garden at the VMFA.
For the background I went down to the James River at Belle Isle to do a study of the rapids and pick the colors for the water.
I did my underdrawing for the figure in dark reds to warm her up, because she’s made of dark grey lead. And I made the highlights on the figure with greyish blue. I think these colors make her look like she’s in the water with some white foam splashing up on her.