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Title: Neck Rub

Is she rubbing her neck to soothe it or lifting hair to reveal the beauty of her back. This subtle sumi painting shows the gesture in a minimal use of line and tone.

This is an original sumi painting, not a print. Painted on rice paper with sumi ink, the painting is mounted on masa, a white paper, to flatten it and bring out the richness of the tones, signed with my name and my personal red chop. It's framed and ready to hang to add grace and beauty to any room in your home. Artwork comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. (The attached image shows a photoshop simulation of the frame with the approximate scale. The copyright notice is for the listing only and not part of the original artwork).

Image size: 10" x 14".
Frame size 14"x 18'

Painting and drawing from a live model is a way for me to react spontaneously to a subject that is right before my eyes for a limited period of time. There’s no planning, revising or refining. The results are often a measure of my ability to focus in the moment and react intuitively to what I see through quick choices of brush lines and shapes. The results can be very exciting and surprising.

I’ve been doing figure drawing from live models since my fine arts studies at the University of Colorado. There I earned a BFA in painting and drawing in1971. I took on the challenge of representing the humanity of the model while trying to render accurate and expressive proportions and began to understand why this exercise is a staple of art education and a basis of painting throughout art history. I try to keep in practice especially when my career as an illustrator is lacking in creative projects. http://sandyhaight.com. During the shorter poses I use my sumi ink and materials and have found this to be my new challenge! I’ve been trying to find a way to reveal the figure with a few suggestive strokes to represent the pose and the vitality of the model. The shorter poses are always the most dynamic and expressive and lend themselves well to sumie.

In 2012 I was qualified to become a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). The initials now follow my signature on my recent watercolors that are found in the Floralscapes section of this shop.

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© Sandy Haight. All rights reserved.

Original Sumi framed figure painting, 25% OFF SALE, brush & ink, nude, back, female, woman, black 'n white, home decor, wall art, gift, life



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sumi ink, rice paper, masa mounting paper, red stamp, acid free backing, White mat, black Nielsen Frame, Certificate of Authenticity, glass or plexi
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 35 people