From the start...I knew what I was going to paint...who I was going to paint it for...and where exactly in his house I wanted it hung.... Sounds easy ...right.
This painting beat the crap out of me....six months...six freak'n months to get this done. I started it in December...and didn't finish it until June. Her face and body..well...I enjoyed doing those...it was the books. Don't ever think that painting a book is easy..especially when there are thirty or more. That's why now...I use a bowling alley pencil...8 to 10 hours..and I'm done.
It appears that the old saying is true....ahhh..whatever it was...
Oh...the model is the same girl that posed for "Head in the Clouds"