(below, highlighted detail of face and figure images)
Female nude figure
HB and 4B graphite pencils on white Canson 50-pound (74-G) acid-free paper
Dimensions: paper 9-1/16 inches (23 cm) high by 6 inches (15.3 cm) wide; image about 5-7/8 inches (about 15 cm) high by about 3-7/8 inches (about 9.7 cm) wide
A beautiful dark-haired artist's model pulls on a robe over her left shoulder. She has a contemplative expression on her face, as if deep in thought. Is she wondering where she will go from here? Is she thinking of a lost love? Is she re-thinking or even regretting the life-choices she made years ago? Is she remembering the pain others caused her when she was young? Or is she merely annoyed that the modeling session is over and, so too, that brief, precious time -- all her own -- when she could just sit silently and daydream.
Adapted from a figure from Ruth Weisberg's The One and the Other, with her kind and gracious permission.