The paintings of Soraya Bradley
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Soraya's Journal

musings about art and life ...


Process of Inspiration


My painting the "Poets Daughter" began with a simple discovery on our morning walk. I paint in the studio so the daily walk provides a wonderful source of balance and frequently inspiration.

This small egg sat on the edge of my painting table for a few weeks, slowly the concept began to form. Concept sketches, figure sketches and drafting the painting followed (the mechanics of the process). 

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In Progress ...

Once happy I enlarge and transfer the sketch to the canvas. A monochrome wash is applied and (hopefully) final structural changes are made.

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Poet's Daughter 

30 x 30 inches, oil on canvas. 

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