This is a sketch for a series of paintings I am doing for the seasons. The plan is to make some sort of 2011 calendar on one page with the four paintings. The New Yorker did it so why not?
This is winter so the palette will be mostly monochromatic. Her dress is the hoop underskirt representing the trees without leaves. Fall will be her dress in oranges and reds and tattered and so on... I promise sketching this did not summon the bit of snow we got last night ;)