Painting from the live model

Sometimes when I drew from the live model, I would mix oil paints with pencil which created a whole new effect. This was a way of getting more variety into my drawings, and producing new forms of expression. The results were different as can be seen here, with a more spontaneous, colorful quality and indeed these "drawings" now became paintings. All the pieces have a lot of drawing in them, still, (although it is harder to see in the top two paintings) and are a mixture of drawing and painting. These were all done from 25 minute poses in a life drawing class, are 12" or less in size and are on primed illustration board.