Here she is, with a waratah sceptre and flowers in her hair.
Benalla Nude is an award for a work depicting a naked human figure as subject matter.
I am really excited and honoured and cannot wait to see the exhibition! The winner will be announced April 10th and the exhibition runs from April 11th to July 13th.
Thanks to everyone who emailed, tweeted and texted me that I should enter.
I’ve posted some of the developmental sketches and the beginnings of this painting: here.
What is different about this is it is from life and from memory. I did a sitting with the model and developed most of this painting with the sketches and my memory from that sitting. I took some photos for a buffer – but I in no way relied on the photographs like I have in previous works.