When I’m painting from a live model, I’m not just painting their face and their body. I’m painting their heart and soul.
Getting to know every curve on their body and every line on their face is an intimate experience.
Georgina was completely exposed, vulnerable and open. It felt like I was reading her diary when I painted her eyes, like I could feel her pain when I painted her lips and like I knew all her secrets as I brushed each stroke of her hair.
I know more about her now that I have rendered her.
As my instructor, Kerry Kim would say, I didn’t just paint Georgina, I also painted myself.