Last summer I studied with nationally known artist Kim English. This small painting was one of the many studies I did in the workshop. This particular piece is one of my favorites. Marla, the model for this piece is one I have painted many times, both in my studio and outdoors. This painting is actually two poses of her. First, I painted the Marla on the left, then instead of beginning a new canvas, I simply added her standing pose. I did several of these studies.....some working for only 5 minutes on a pose.