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Reclining Nude with Gold Bow in her Hair

19.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.1"D

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Linda Armstrong

GRAND JUNCTION, CO

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: woman, figurative art, figure study, soft pastel, pastels, colorful, figurative, female nude art, front view, female figure, reclining

Media: pastel on paper

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

Year Created: 1997

This is one of a group of pastel figure drawings on paper I created while attending life drawing groups where artists shared models. I found that drawing in soft pastel on mid-toned Canson Mi Tientes was the best way for me to capture 20 minute poses. These drawings were done in Los Angeles. I drew this one at a local artist's studio.

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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