Thursday, October 30, 2008

Painting Update

OK - worked without Jack in my way! Thanks David for taking Jack away for a little while...

I'm mellowing out a few of the squares - layering some more neutral browns or changing some of the more intense blues to more greyish blues. I think it's looking much better!

I'm posting a big influence on this piece - a painting by Kim Frohsin (http://www.kimfrohsin.com/) that I tore out of a magazine a couple years ago (I think!!!) It's been hanging in my studio forever. I love her use of color, line, paint quality, the variety she achieves in her piece while still maintaining unity among the squares.



This is a corner of my studio - covered by naked ladies - but

showing a drawing from way back in 2003 - the purple and black of drawing of a torso - where I also did a first layer of squares before drawing on top. I'm glad I had that drawing on the wall, too...I like the variety of drawing techniques I used. I need to keep that in mind! There's a different feel to a painting from a live model - an energy an immediacy - you can't always achieve when working in the studio from memory.

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2 comments:

blackfeatherfarm said...

Figures are not my cup of tea when it comes to art, but yours are really quite beautiful. Your technique is so wonderful, It makes me like them !

blackfeatherfarm said...

I see them now { the horses}, I enlarged the photo. Those are really interesting, Thanks for pointing them out.