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Purple Nude, Stretching
Original Nude Painting
Gouache and Soft Pastel on 200gsm Paper
Image Size: 58 cm x 40cm
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Purple nude, stretching is an original painting by Rosie Copeland. This study was painted from observation during a members session at the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society held the Mall Galleries in London. ‘These sessions are fairly intensive with the model changing position regularly, so it was important to work fluently to capture the essence of the figure and the fleeting sense of movement. I love using gouache and soft pastel as it allows me to build layers using colour and transparent washes to create a feeling of transience and beauty’.
Rosie grew up in the Cotswolds and gained an M.A in Art History at Edinburgh University before pursuing a career in the public relations industry. Whilst raising a young family, she continued her studies in life drawing and painting at Putney School of Art and Design and Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea. Rosie now lives, and paints from her studio, in London.
In the last few years she has exhibited at numerous exhibitions in London and the home counties including The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, The New English Art Club and The Royal Society of Oil Painters Annual Exhibitions at the Mall Galleries and Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Andover. In 2019, she was elected a member of Chelsea Art Society.
Rosie enjoys painting directly from observation either outside ‘en plein air’ immersed in the landscape or back in the studio working on a still life or the figure. She has developed a painterly, expressive style which she uses to capture the essence of a subject and explore her love of form, colour and light.
Rosie works mainly in oils but enjoys experimenting with a variety of techniques in acrylic, watercolour, gouache, pastel and charcoal.
Size: H:58 cm x W:40 cm