Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Yurok Girl" by Guest Artist Michelle Murphy-Ferguson

 "Yurok Girl" by Michelle Murphy-Ferguson
10" x 8" 25cm x 20cm oil on canvas board 
Every Thursday artists gather in my studio 
to paint a live model for three hours.
This young woman from the Yurok Tribe 
brought with her some native adornments
and my artist friends seated her in 
this pose. I am quite fond of all Western 
painters from past to present day and so
 was thrilled to be able to paint this beautiful 
proud young woman with such great heritage. 
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  1. Michell! So great to see your work here! Beautiful portrait! Thanks for posting:)

  2. You really captured a great sense of mood in this one Michelle! Her face has a warmth that is reflected it the tender loose brushwork!

  3. I'm especially fond of this one Chelle. Great work.