Now and then. Acrylics and pencil on prepared paper. 90 x 70cm.
The painting set up had A Rubens reproduction on the wall, a life model on a chair and a fake fur stole. The mix of textures from the shiny art print, the fur, skin and fabric give the painting variation. Working on a dark ground always makes for drama. Yes, they did have cool light pink hair.
Seated, fabric, red paper, wings and the window. Acrylic, pencils and oil paint.
Made from four fifteen minute poses.
There was talk in the studio about the prop wings from Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s paintings. When I got the work home my daughter thought I should add wings to the figure, so it seemed fate. I kept on adding to the work intermittently over the next week, in-between other paintings. Fun having a small detail of a window.
Stand. Acrylics on paper.
A fifteen minute pose working on slightly at home. It has a questioning atmosphere. For once the white paper is doing something in the painting.