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The purpose of this blog is to promote an awareness and understanding of painting and the artist's spirit. It simply reflects the artist's personal experience and is not affiliated nor does it represent any individual organization or entity. All work and text within is owned by the artist and is protected by copyright. Please ask permission to use images and text.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Artist's Model

Just recently I had the pleasure to sit for a portrait painting class. Sitting for the class reminded me of my beginnings in the art field. Before I began painting I was a portrait model. The transition from portrait model to art student to artist seemed only natural. This transition ultimately changed my life and enriched it beyond measure. Here are some pictures taken after the portrait painting class. The garb that I am wearing is a dress that was picked up by a relative who was on a business trip in Sinai, Egypt. I was told that the dress was made by one woman who constructed the dress and embroidered it by hand. The estimated time frame to complete such a dress was approximately two weeks. The dress is rare and is over 20 years old. The jewelry pieces are antiques from the Sinai and India.

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