The Wistful Nymph

The Wistful Nymph, by Vivien Masters, oil on linen, 24x36", 2014

The Wistful Nymph, by Vivien Masters, oil on linen, 24x36", 2014

Here's the first painting I finished since our move to New York in September 2014! We each only brought a suitcase of belongings with us, so I had to build up a new studio with most of the supplies from scratch. 

The Wistful Nymph is a 24x36" oil painting on stretched linen. My friend Ruby sat for the reference photo before I left New Zealand. We met while working together at a gallery, and I would look upon her perfect little face with it's mischievous smile and wicked eyes, surrounded by fire red hair- and see a nymph. 

 

nymph

/nimf/

noun

  1.  

    a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations.
    synonyms:spritesylphspirit
    "a nymph with winged sandals"
     
Rough thumbnail concept sketches

Rough thumbnail concept sketches

Sketching the final image on to strectched linen

Sketching the final image on to strectched linen

Underpainting

Underpainting

Laying it flat to be varnished on my kitchen table

Laying it flat to be varnished on my kitchen table

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