Select original artwork and custom watercolor and sumi paintings are available for purchase here, via my Etsy shop. You can focus your search by clicking on your favorite Gallery on the right column. Custom archival giclee prints of the Floralscape paintings in any size that you see on this site can be ordered by contacting Sandy directly or through various online galleries on my LINKS page. Paintings are professionally photographed and masterfully printed on watercolor or matte paper, and now on stretched canvas! Thanks for shopping!
Original framed Watercolor-25% OFF SALE! nude, painting, figure, life drawing, female, woman, back, seated, art, home decor, wall art, gift
This watercolor life drawing captures with vibrantly colored washes the grace and elegance of the back of a seated nude. The model was a woman, but the painting can be seen as a man or woman by some. Regardless, it is human in its appeal and nude without being suggestive of sexuality. Just beauty and calm.
This is an original watercolor painting, not a print. Painted on Arches 140# cold press paper, matted in white and framed with a thin silver metal frame and glass, its ready to hang and enjoy. Artwork is signed and includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity. (The attached image shows a photoshop simulation of the frame with the approximate scale. The copyright notice is not part of the original art. It's just protecting the image file).
Image size: 10" x 14"
Frame Size: 14" x 18"
Painting and drawing from a live model is a way for me to react spontaneously to a subject that is right before my eyes for a limited period of time. There’s no planning, revising or refining. The results are often a measure of my ability to focus in the moment and react intuitively to what I see through quick choices of brush lines and shapes. The results can be very exciting and surprising.
I’ve been doing figure drawing from live models since my fine arts studies at the University of Colorado. There I earned a BFA in painting and drawing in 1971. I took on the challenge of representing the humanity of the model while trying to render accurate and expressive proportions and began to understand why this exercise is a staple of art education and a basis of painting throughout art history. I try to keep in practice especially when my career as an illustrator is lacking in creative projects. (http://sandyhaight.com) During the shorter poses I use my sumi ink and materials and have found this to be my new challenge! I’ve been trying to find a way to reveal the figure with a few suggestive strokes to represent the pose and the vitality of the model. The shorter poses are always the most dynamic and expressive and lend themselves well to sumi. You can see some of these in another section of my Etsy shop. As the poses get longer I work with watercolor and get the wonderful results that you see in this shop.
In 2012 I qualified to become a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). The initials now follow my signature on new watercolor paintings that you can see in the Floralscapes section of this shop.
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