The first of these two sessions was a Figurative Nude class.
My second studio sesssion was with Erica. Now, I did warn Erica in advance that I planned to wrap her in fabric - just because I was a bit nervous that she might think me a complete weirdo. To my utter relief, she just burst out laughing and said, 'Toga Party!'
So, without further ado, here are some of my Erica 'Toga Party' portraits:
For fun, I converted the top image into a negative image. I love how this appears to changes the very soft image into something hard and alien - almost like a x-ray of chiffon thrown over a marble statue:
So, once we had conquered Rome, I did my best to move us forwards through time to 17th Century Holland:Johannes Vemeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'. The above picture is sort of intended to go with this next picture:
The next three images are a continuation of this theme but concentrating a little more on texture and form through fabric. Amongst a number of other things, Erica is a talented florist. So I included flowers in a few of her portraits as a reference to her skills:
Please click here for the full slide show of Erica's photoshoot. I really enjoyed creating these pictures and I would love to explore this theme further. So I am hoping that this session did not creep Erica out too much and that she will agree to model for me again soon!