This Friday questions of size and speed were going round in my head.
Size as I want to get my smaller work to have the same passion as the large pieces. Speed in that I want to communicate the length of the pose in the marks made; compare painting below to the boxer pose later in the post.
Man & skull. Acrylic on small canvas. A muted palette. A sense of solidity and tension.
Two exercises. Painting from the inside of the figure and painting the shapes around the figure. The interesting colourful splodges are the smearing of the palette at the end of the session. I hate throwing paint away.
The penitent. This was drawn on the floor below the model. This could be a good start for a religious painting of some sort. The pose reminds my of the donors in the corners of pre renaissance religious art. Japanese ink and conté pastel.