Figure study – Alan


Hi Matt,

Having some extra time during the holidays I decided to attempt a study in color off a random picture of a model I found on Instagram. I’m pretty happy with the result except for her legs and butt which I think are a bit too big in my painting. I also tried painting the background but the water around her legs was incredibly difficult to simplify and honestly I didn’t want to waste too much time on something that wasn’t the purpose of the study. Anyway let me know your thoughts on the piece.

Also as I paint more and more something that is really starting to bother me is the feeling that I often end up using a lot of brush strokes and spend plenty of time blending them, when in reality I could probably convey just as much information with a few “calculated” strokes while also getting a much cleaner look. Do you have any tips on how I could work on this?

Thanks a lot,



Posted on

December 29, 2019


  1. Arjun Khode

    Beautiful painting Alan!

    • Alan Franceschini

      Thank you! 😀

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