Painting in Haslemere High Street, on the green with the busy traffic slowing down to see what we were doing! It was to publicise our yearly exhibition. I painted a model for the first time and really enjoyed it! Especially being outside with the sunshine lighting the side of her body like a halo.

I was quite slow painting it especially in the beginning as I have not painted a figure before and wasn’t sure how to go about it, so I tackled as I do a landscape!

Having the unprimed linen canvas helped it seemed to lend itself to the style of her and the painting. I let large areas show through.