I recently started a new sculpture, quarter life size, and so far I am really pleased with the progress. At this stage I have put in about 8 hours of sculpting time and most likely have about 8 hours to go. The model is a dear friend of mine and the pose was inspired by Andrew Wyeth's Helga painting "On Her Knees." The simplicity of the pose is quite beautiful and I appreciate how natural it feels.... really showing off the elegance of the female form. The painting in the background is one of my husband's new works....a interior/still life of our bathroom shower window with orchids.