G asleep. After Francis Bacon’s Man in Blue Series. Just before starting this painting the class were talking about Francis Bacon. I was talking about how much I admired his Man in blue series. The feeling of these works seems to have crept into my painting. The model ‘G’ always has such presence, as always the painting is influenced by the sitter.
Francis Bacon: Man in Blue
Two studies from earlier in the evening. The first with the brush held at arms length, the second made with my right (wrong) hand.
A painting made on crinkled paper.
This a portrait of a friend that I’ve been creating on and off for around a year.
Everybody (including myself) seems very happy with it.
There’s a earlier practice painting as well, shown below.
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Claire in the afternoon book
Last Friday I went to a drop in class at Candid Arts Trust in Angel Islington. It was a very hot night which came out in the rather dramatic image below. The paper was prepared with two colours of grey applied with a sponge.
The couple at Angel. 40 minutes. Acrylics with two different size brushes.
You can see how much paint was being used here in the detail.
My family thought this was a self portrait, which shocked me for a few reasons
A lot of quick work.
Strong shadows for once.