Sunday, 27 May 2007

New Studio, New Canvas

torso canvas step1
torso canvas step2

I've started a new canvas, A3 size, using two of my nude torso photos. I've reversed the one on the right, and it's the one I've painted before, so now I'll be looking at it in reverse so can see it with a new eye.

I'm happy with it so far, though I want to deepen the blues, and work on the shapes of the mid-tones. This is the first piece of work that I've done in stages, stopping after an hour or so to come back to at a later time.

And already I want to do a series of these, on a wider horizontal canvas, and on a tall canvas, and maybe stretching the images, or skewing them. Maybe adding a lot of foreshortening. It's like the images I can see in my head already exist, and I just need to bring them into existance in this present time. Definately, the last canvas I painted already has a life of it's own when I look at. Like it's a separate thing, not just something I've painted. I hope this makes sense, because it does to me. At least, not yet! But it will.


Bill of Ballaugh said...

I'm sorry,I can't see where these are going. I don't know what I'm looking at. They're not saying anything to me. I know I must be looking at them the wrong way but I can't seem to get my mind round them. Help !

Yellow said...

It's two of the nude torsos, lower back and legs, facing inwards to each other. They merge together in the middle, rather than standing alone. All will become clear as it progresses. Thanks again for being honest, again.

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