A good night’s life painting. With some work on Sunday afternoon, two paintings are finished. They would look better in oils on canvas but that would be quite a more time consuming , messy and impractical process. We do what we can.
Each part of the painting has been thought about (mostly while I’m working):
The view from the exterior. Acrylics and pencil on prepared paper. 100x70cm.
The distortion is intentional, if a bit mannerist. With my compostions I hope to break the fourth wall one day. A nice set up of book, skull and mirror from the tutor.
The view from the interior. Acrylics and pencil on prepared paper. 100x70cm.
A half-hour pose. The dark stripes either side were thought of on the tube ride to the studio.
Details. You can see how the prepared paper helps with the texture.
Three quick poses on thinner, smaller, whiter paper. These were made one after the other, each pose dictating the media and technique.