Portrait of Saga alla Prima

  • Title: Portrait of Saga alla Prima
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Size in Centimeters: 40 x 50
  • Year: 2014
  • Made in: Rome, Italy
  • Collection of the Artist
  • Available for purchase—for further details, please contact me

Those of you with me for Figure Drawing on Thursdays at the end of the Spring session in 2014 probably remember the evening Saga walked in to join us: a six-foot (+?) Swedish girl with long rich red curly hair, white skin and lips painted like a Geisha.  Her look was so arresting that I did not hesitate to ask her at the end of the class to come sit for a portrait in my studio, even if the time would be limited (she was in Rome for a couple of weeks studying Italian).  Below is the result of my first effort in two hours on June 1st, 2014.

It didn’t go as would have liked, so I asked her to give me one more shot.  She was very kind to allow me that and I had another two hours with her on June 3rd, 2014:

 I still didn’t do her justice, but better.  Thank you, Saga.

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  1. […] Finally, if any of you were in my Figure Drawing class at the end of the Spring session in 2014, you might remember a girl from Sweden named Saga (In fact, if you were there, I defy you to forget her).  I’ve just posted to my own website and look at the two nights I had last year to paint her portrait.  I invite you to have a look. […]

  2. […] Finally, if any of you were in my Figure Drawing class at the end of the Spring session in 2014, you might remember a girl from Sweden named Saga (In fact, if you were there, I defy you to forget her).  I’ve just posted to my own website and look at the two nights I had last year to paint her portrait.  I invite you to have a look. […]

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