On Monday nights here in Mineral Point, a group is meeting at the Green Lantern Studio for life drawing, and in my case, life painting. We have about an half hour of 5 minute sketches, then settle down for a long pose. I just joined the group this spring and the above is my first painting from a three-week, six-hour pose. You can see what I brought home from the Green Lantern below. Although I liked the negative space surrounding the figure, I didn’t like the look of shiny, white canvas — it was primed with Modge Podge to keep the oil paint sitting on the surface — so I added the toned background and scrolling, which you might recognize as the same pattern I’d created for my kitchen.