Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Drawing Kate

I've always loved the profile portraits of Tom Roberts, and of course, those portraits from the Renaissance, so recently I asked Kate Nodrum to pose in profile. She stood for over two hours without a real break, which is a difficult thing to do. I thought sitting in a chair might cause a slight slump in posture which might subtly effect the pose I was after - a sitter who is alert and could move away at any moment.

Portrait of Kate Nodrum, 2016, charcoal and white pastel, 38 x 27 cm