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The Sleeping Girl with different socks by J’iam


This is a painting I did about 20 years ago. It is quite small (8×6″) and done in palette knife. I have blown this picture up to 20×30 inches and it still looks good!

I was on an art course at the time and I used to travel over the mountains from Pahiatua to Palmerston North to attend daily. I always turned up on time, whilst some of the young ones who lived down the road from the course were frequently late, by up to half an hour daily. This girl came in on a Monday suffering from a mega-hangover. She was so hungover she had put on different coloured socks to wear to the course! Anyway she was a good model because she basically couldn’t move. So I did this painting in less than an hour. I’m still pleased with it today.