Studio 2, National Academy of Design, Friday March 19th, 10:25 AM:
So how was your week? 😆 😆
The talented artists in Sharon Sprung’s class had to sort out the twists, angles, musculature, anatomy, reflected light and shadows, and challenging foreshortened lengths of this reclining pose. I’m glad I was the one on the platform instead of standing in front of an easel. I couldn’t paint that if my life depended on it! Today was our last day of a two week pose and everything went splendidly. I love this class. It’s one of the best modeling assignments in town, in my opinion.
Don’t be deceived by the picture. I didn’t sleep a wink during the ten days of this pose. You can’t tell from the photo, but my left shoulder was crushed under the weight of my upper body and the back of my deltoid muscle was stretched forward, pulling on the shoulder blade. In other words, bring the pain!! You just can’t sleep during that kind of discomfort. And don’t even get me started on the neck. Sure I’ve done easier poses than this, but I’ve also done much more difficult ones. So no complaints. Life is good, and art modeling is cool.
I’m home now, nursing that sore left shoulder. I’m sure it will be fine by tomorrow. Besides, the weather here in New York is positively gorgeous! Spring is here! 🙂