Contemplation of chance in painting.
Acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal and pencil on paper.
This painting had four different stages.
1. The smaller figure was made months ago.
2. The wine red acrylic was slapped on, again months ago. It was then put in the large pile of papers to re-use.
3. The larger figure was drawn from life last Friday night.
4. The light blues were applied at home.
I felt I was playing over loud electric guitar when drawing with the oil pastel.
Influences were Matisse (the use of a small figure in a composition) and Bob Peak (the film poster illustrator who used ink like the wine red background).
Movement, texture, colour, line. Noise and silence.
Some details of the work. There was a challenge by the tutor John Close to not make the profile of the face too strong but to se colour to model the face instead. Thanks John.