This is on silver sprayed paper (I hate spray painting – it’s noxious).
The models head was very near, hence the heightened perspective. There was a conscious decision to leave the background blank. Wings could be added. There is as allusion to a Warhol Suicide screen print (the one of the lady on a car roof).
Acrylics, oil pastel, pencil. 1 hour.
A detail of the above.
Man with skull.
The colours are great on this, but there is something very ugly about the composition.
Red & blue.
The first image of the night. The initial marks were made with a sponge roller.
Quick and fluid. Slightly mannerist.
A quick pencil sketch.
Another Friday night at the Mary Ward Centre. Another great model.
Two figures. I liked the artist behind the model, she turns up a fair bit as a foil to the muscular naked model. Two 15 minutes.
These two poses reflect how the models position changes my art. One is light and dreamy, the other sharp and scrappy.
A violent as I get in painting. The raised foot is pleasing it’s roughness.
Painted from the floor, looking up. This should have been better.
A detail of the above. This model always brings a defiant look to his work.