This was one of those rare and wonderful painting experiences where the sketch (below) came together by magic, and I liked it enough to not even check it against the reference photo for accuracy. I didn’t care if it was perfect. The painting just flowed and it was super fun to see and paint all the different colors and textures.
I kept pondering her story while I worked on the portrait. I had all kinds of ideas but settled on a bone-tired factory or sewing shop worker. Then I did a Google image search of the reference photo (below), which was supplied by a Sktchy artist for her class demo and for us to paint from.
The image search took me down a looooong rabbit hole that led to a match for the photo. It turns out the model is a Japanese artist named Serena Motola. Maybe she was just bored and annoyed to be modeling when she wanted to be painting?
3 replies on “Is She Sleepy, Bored or Annoyed?”
On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 5:04 PM Jana Bouc, Artist wrote:
> Jana Bouc posted: ” Sleepy Asian Girl, Gouache on paper, 10 x 7 inches > This was one of those rare and wonderful painting experiences where the > sketch (below) came together by magic, and I liked it enough to not even > check it against the reference photo for accuracy. I d” >
Oh Jana!! Beautifully done!!! Perhaps exhausted. Colours, everything, just perfect!!
God bless, C-Marie