‘Remain’ (Aryuna Tardis No. 2)

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‘Remain’ © 2018 Carlos Aleman

 

‘Remain’ (Aryuna Tardis No. 2) (click to enlarge)
Acrylic on Canvas – 30” x 48”

‘Remain’ is a project that I’ve wanted to work on for almost a year. The first painting I did of Aryuna Tardis, entitled, ‘Gimme Love,’ seemed to be well received by the model, but when I asked if she would give me permission to use another of her images as a reference picture for a painting, I never heard back, despite several follow ups. Upon a closer look at the painting, was she displeased or upset with the rendering or proportions? Was she secretly adamant that I never paint her again? Oh, the angst and drama! I checked my measurements and found to my dismay that I had made the distance between her nose and mouth ever so slightly off—maybe a sixteenth of an inch.   Such tiny miscalculations are major catastrophes in portraiture. Oh well!

But after many months, I decided to ask again. Aryuna, who is Russian, and I’m not sure how good her English is, responded:   Hi!Sure! followed by five heart emoji.   Game on, I thought.

 

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