Woman Kneeling

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Nude woman kneeling is a sketch that was drawn from a live model using pen and ink. There are quite a few of these line drawings in one of my sketchbooks. A group of artists in my town got together once a week in the basement of our library and we hired a model to draw. These pen and ink quick figure sketches never transferred into an artwork series, their significance remains on the sketchbook pages. I wish I had saved some of the portfolios of the drawings done from the models while in college, there were hundreds and unfortunately were thrown away. A few of the nude sketches I’m putting on a print site so at least they can be seen. Woman Kneeling

Beach Threesome

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A sketch done at the Jersey shore and finalized in soft pastel on board. I exhibited my beach scenes at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY and the Hahn Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa and after many years of my association with them, both galleries have closed their doors. I always liked to draw beach scenes because it’s a place where people are in bathing suits so the figure can be seen and they are physically active- strolling, running, leaping , swimming. The relaxing and resting make great subjects also. When I work on a final piece anything can be added as I tell the story. The boy was added, the swimmers in the surf were deleted and the bucket was replaced with a seashell.  I don’t have a sketch for him, many times they were done on a piece of paper which probably was thrown away.

 

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The final artwork in soft pastel. I like the clouds in the sketch better, don’t know why they didn’t make it but perhaps it was an issue of available space. Prints are available of this painting. Click here

Rainy Day Paris

reifsnyder01     I drew this pen and ink when I was on the Left Bank in Paris.  A sketch after a rainstorm, people scurrying with umbrellas, a dark sky above, while a row of buildings a block away shone brightly in the sunlight. Prints available click here

This is the finished artwork from the sketch. I worked in soft pastel on 32″ x 40″  4ply museum board. This painting has sold.  Prints are available  click here