Two chairs, one empty. Now revised.

Two chairs, one empty. Acrylic and pencils on paper.
I had some thoughts about a photograph in a magazine and in almost a fit of creativity, drew it onto of the painting. The new figure is a kind of ghost interacting with the work underneath. Some thoughts about the thread of life are in there.

Two chairs, one empty. Acrylic and pencils on paper.
The painting has power, though this mostly comes from the wheelchair and the non-presence sat in it. The model was able bodied.
I painted freely, not feeling that I needed to connect parts together. Later when the work became more realistic, I thought more drawing earlier might have helped. The palette was restrained, facial features were enlarged, the background was covered and shadows were added. I made a study of the wheelchair which also had a rather odd feel.

Is it a Queen without her King? Or a wheelchair bound person in a chair?

5/6 poses and one reflection. Acrylic and a little compressed charcoal on paper.
The wheelchair makes a great prop. There was a large arm that was painted out. The images were painted in sequence from back to front.
Plus some details of Two chairs, one empty.

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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