From the sketchbook

I loved drawing this model. My preference up to this point had been for

more “Rubenesque” or voluptuous body types, and usually nude women

because that’s all we were exposed to during my college years. Any male

models would have been required to wear jock straps. Well, it was the 60’s

and I was enrolled in a ‘proper’ women’s college after all. When we did

have an ‘erotic art’ exhibition, it was held in the basement. Only senior

year art majors were allowed to view it. Very funny in retrospect.

So then this particular model is either from my days at Skowhegan, or at

one of the live drawing sessions I used to attend during my early years

after moving to Boston.