Dominic wearing Barrie’s mask. Pencil and acrylic on paper.
Dominic has a bright, positive personality, which shows through even in this muted painting.. His face was covered by a mask, hence the blurry feel. The mask was worn by another model, the great Barrie who has recently passed on. Old paintings and drawings of Barrie were put behind Dominic. The two pencil dots were the last things to be added. There is a play of greys, ochres and blues. The corner composition works well. There were plants around him, which I decided to leave out, as was the large piece of fabric on the floor. After seeing a Francis Bacon exhibition, I wanted to photograph this painting in a frame with glass in it, for the reflection.
Details of Dominic wearing Barrie’s mask. I like the abstract nature of these close ups. You can see every decision made.
- Dominic x7ish. Acrylic and charcoal on paper. The main face has another persons features as it was painted in the break.
- Two figure studies. Chalks on black sugar paper.
- Dominic Close. Acrylic on black sugar paper. He was very close, hence the exciting perspective. I should do more of these.