From snap to paint

We just found this snapshot by WR Watkins from one of his 1960’s sittings. It pretty closely maps to this painting from the same period, same model. Extraneous objects have been removed but the blanket is still a match. Despite paring the background for artistic clarity, Watkins painted what he saw — the woman has real weight on the stool and the blanket is even blanketier than in the photograph.

WR Watkins snapshot of dark-haired model on stool c.1960sWR Watkins dark-haired woman on stool c.1960s

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2009 under WR Watkins, models.

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