Addressing the fabric

I’ve built the structure of the plaits in the centre girl’s dress, which I think is reminiscent of the beautiful work Burne-Jones did in his The Golden Stairs, completed in 1880. Looking at all the Pre-Raphaelite books has had an effect on me, influencing not only what I paint but how I paint it. In addition to getting this dress started the second girl from the right has a reworked top that is working well, although painting the bottom half below the arm has given me some pause for thought about the shape of the folds.

This evening I’m getting into painting the first girl’s waist, which should allow me to continue with the legs, then move on to the bottom half of the dress that made life difficult in the evening yesterday.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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