Corot Study
Corot Study
graphite
9 x 12 inches
2005

For several years, portraits have been central to my work. This drawing, a copy of a Camille Corot portrait entitled Flore, was completed shortly before I began classes with Ellie Siskind at the Indianapolis Art Center.

Interestingly, some time after I made this study I noticed 'Flore' was very likely Corot's model for the more famous painting, Woman with a Pearl. Though I've never looked further into this, once you spend hours looking at a face for a drawing you never quite forget it.