Something I’ve come to realise is that I paint more lifelike pictures when I paint from reference pictures than when I paint from memory. It is surprising that someone as bright as I am would take so long to work out something that I’ve been straight-out-told since primary school, but there you go. (I think perhaps it is less that I didn’t realise this and more that I was too stubborn to accept it.)
My attempts at creating reference photos of specific poses to use for the Healing Hearts oracle, however, are rather unsatisfactory! For example:
This, then, is a plea for help! Or an invitation to add ‘model’ onto your CV, however you’d prefer to look at it.
I’m looking for people in Aberystwyth (or Lampeter, though we’ll have to find a space) with a spare hour or afternoon to meet me, in which I’ll ask you to pose (clothed!) so I can create some reference pics for the Oracle deck paintings. In return I can offer you a basic print of one of the paintings that I make from your modelling and your name in the acknowledgements when the deck is finished, if that interests you.
So, consider this your invite to Art Alley Studio… comment below or email me and we’ll arrange a time to play!