This week oil paint and paper met with a lot of non toxic turps substitute.
The interaction was sometimes frustrating but gives these works a different feel than the usual acrylic marks.
The model, ‘A’ is fantastic and has been the star of many compositions. The artwork has to live up to what you want to capture, with ‘A’ the picture should reflect her serenity and strength. In this piece the reflection and the dynamism of the stance were main starting points. This will be worked on later in the year. No title as yet… 50 minutes.
A close up of the foot showing the blurring of the oil paint, the intensity of the colour, the smears of the compressed charcoal.
Two figures. The oil was soaking into the paper in interesting ways. The ribbon was wrapped around ‘A’ to highlight the horizontal. There is a nice balance in these two poses. 15 minutes each.
‘A’ in profile. A way of capturing the profile that is akin to sculpting away until the right lines are found. Made at the same time as the above.
A reflection. 20 minutes.