Here are a few oil sketches of the figure. They are mostly 20 to 30 minute exercises but a few are for a bit longer. I think of these as training – they require quick choices with out much deliberation or correction. I have to place a line, value and color in fairly quick succession. They maintain an energy to them that sometimes can be lost in longer poses. They are also an opportunity to explore different skin tones, compositions, surfaces and techniques.