Study 1 for Repeat Performance.
These are studies for a large canvas which I’m working on at the moment.
In the life class there are only a few subjects. The model of course, the fellow artists, Mr Skellington, the mirror, fabric, furniture, art stuck on the walls and the architecture of the room itself. As you can see This has the lot.
Here’a a detail showing the swift marks that make up the composition.
An artist at work. Sitting on what is called a ‘donkey’ a long single seater bench with an easel on one end.
Study 2 for Repeat Performance.
This study has a stronger look due to the use of compressed charcoal.
This has the same pose repeated, a reflection of the pose and then the artist. There’s some strong perspective and space with not much in it, which s important to me. A painting should not be all noise.