Twisting Seated Female Nude with Colorful Background

19.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.1"D

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Linda Armstrong


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: toned paper, soft pastel, twisting, turned, colorful art, 20 minute pose, seated nude woman, three-quarter view, back, woman, female nude art, nude woman

Media: pastel on paper

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

Year Created: 1997

In the 1990s I was living in Los Angeles and attending several 3 hour shared model figure groups each week. Those who have been to groups like that know the drill--2 or three minute poses for the first 20 minutes, a break, then 5 minute poses, then ten minute poses, and, finally, a few 20 minute poses, usually seated. This is one of those. It was 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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