On gold. Acrylics, gesso, pencil and oil paint on prepared paper. 70 x 100cm.
A frame on the floor really helped with the dynamism and proportion of the figure in the space. You can see how near I was in the space. The paper was painted with gold acrylic which worked well under the skin. I’m painting a large work in oils at the moment, so having other works around in the studio means they get worked on as well for a few minutes in between. The face isn’t particularly a portrait of the model, I liked the slightly punky look so left it. The flat calmness of the background stripes (with hints of a seaside scene in the perspective and colours; it was in fact a studio with a set of kitchen draws in the background) makes the solidity of the figure, chair and frame stand out more.
Details showing the unblended simplicity of the face.
The red hoop. Acrylic on paper. 30 x 50cm.
Nice and simple colours and perspective.
Roxy music. Acrylic, pencil on paper. 70 x 100cm.
The colours were put on while listening to ‘Country Life’ by Roxy Music. Hence the greenery and glammy colour. Another influence was a Howard Hodgkin documentary; nice strong colour.