Image size: 8 1/2" x 16 1/2"
Framed size: 17" x 25"
The frame is a sweet gold 1 1/2" moulding with bevels.
This is a painting from an open studio, which is an incredibly cool situation hosted generally by a gallery or an artist with a large studio space; you pay a model fee and draw or paint with your fellow artists. Everyone brings a portable easel, generally a snack, and often a bottle of wine, as the open studio tends to be an evening occurrence. The pillow was not actually green, but I chose to make it that minty shade as a contrast to the warm, buttery skin tones. The woman who modeled here was quite a beauty; she was a joy to paint and I hope that shows.