Front-facing Seated Nude on Pillows with Maroon Background

12.00"W x 19.00"H x 0.1"D

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Linda Armstrong


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: figure drawing, figurative, 20 minute pose, on pillows, seated nude woman, front view, soft pastel, female nude art, nude woman, female, colorful

Media: pastel on paper

Size: 12"W x 19"H x 0.05"D

Year Created: 1997

This female model was drawn in soft pastel on maroon-colored acid-free Canson Mi Tientes paper. It was done in a figure group with other artists and was a 20 minute pose. In such a situation, artists choose their working location for the entire three-hour session. This time, I got a face-on pose.

I have been painting and drawing seriously since 1987. I employ visual art, including painting, drawing, and photography, as a medium for personal exploration.I took many art classes in college in the 60s, but at that time my focus was on writing. After my daughter was born, I had a hunger for silence--literal and metaphorical. I engaged in a spiritual search, but nothing was satisfying until I started to paint. I was amazed when dealers showed an interest in my early works. I started attending uninstructed drawing groups at Barnsdall Art Center in LA. I stayed away from teachers, Since the beginning I have worked in series. My pieces inform one another. Two of my major series include a group of paintings of the Arroyo Seco Bridges (Pasadena, CA) and a smaller set of works based on cross-bedded sandstones in Walnut Canyon (AZ)

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