Michael Newberry

Katie Pregnant

  • oil on linen
  • 60 x 42 in
  • Michael Newberry

The model, Katie Bolin, is local to Idyllwild, the land of honey, granite, artists, thinkers, and kind people. She contacted me about making a painting and that she was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and would I be interested? "Yes!" was my reply.

She came with her mate, Sven Ellirand, a photographer, and he took reference images along with some candid shots in my studio.

Katie and I discussed beauty and pregnancy, and we came up with this neo-classical pose that reminded me of the Graces from the Renaissance.

When she first posed, I noticed a beautiful blushing quality to her skin, and I am most happy with I think I succeeded in getting that in the painting.

  • Subject Matter: nude, figurative, narrative
  • Created: 2017
  • Collections: Definitive Works
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