come easily in the dark season....even if you don't wish it. It must relate somehow to a kind of hibernation...layers of warm clothing, the warmth of an engaging fire and an early sunset all collaborate to induce sleep. Drawing a napping person has always been one of my favorite things to do. The model is happy and relaxed. Weight is suspended. I enjoy the articulation of the intersections of person and pillow, of person and support. "Winter Nap" was drawn from a model at Summit Artspace as a poorly-attended demonstration one winter afternoon. I so enjoyed this undertaking! The green was added later - to merge, to liven and to soften. That year my son was married in San Francisco. Their wedding photos were shot by a pair of Portland twins who journeyed south for the event. All of the photos seemed to have a greenish cast which conveyed an earthiness as well as visual mystery. I decided to try it myself and was pleasantly please with the results.