Thursday, October 7, 2010

NORA KASTEN Artist Oil Painting "Artist's Model" / THE JOURNEY, Day 18


"Artist's Model"
© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on canvas  (48" x 12")  Collection of the artist


"Day 18 of The Journey and I'm ready to leave Boothbay Harbor, Maine tomorrow morning.

This painting "Artist's Model" was painted for my Beloved Karl a year before he died.  It's the closest I would get to painting a nude for him (and he had some clever comments) but I think he liked it.  It was mainly painted to fit a special spot in that room.  For years I had joked that I was going to copy one of Renoir's chubby nudes except put my face instead of the model.  He would have really had some clever comments on that!  Thank goodness I can think of Karl today and smile, just remembering how good life was with him.  There are still tears but it's getting better."

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