Cove                                                           30x40" oil on canvas                                                       1995

 Occasionally I wish to paint something that is more than real.  So it was with this white blouse which was much too big on this tiny gymnast model.  I saw a lovely painting by 19th Century French painter Emile Levy that showed a subtle mastery of carefully modulated values in cloth.  Ever since I've found great pleasure in painting drapery that is slightly idealized.  This painting was an indulgence..

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    I've added a page of closeups and comments about this painting.  Click on the picture below to go there.  You're going to have to be really interested or have a high speed internet connection though.  The page contains four fairly large images.