|Shilo - 3/30/15 - Pose 2, 9"x 12", Acrylic on Paper.|
Above is my favorite of the three paintings I did. It was the second pose of the night.
I focused a lot of effort on the background. My normal solution to the background issue is a simple wall behind model or a nearly uniform color field but I have been finding them more and more dull . The semicircular shape in the background of color is my attempt at altering that a little. My goal in the future is to try and abstract the natural forms behind the model into color fields. I have been enjoying the results.
I am finding these acrylic studies very time consuming. The refinement the paint allows has me spending the week working on these during my off periods however I am loving the results.
I am finding it troublesome to work on older studies from classes past. I feel that I forget what I found dynamic about the pose and I hate the final results. I am also learning that not every one of these studies can work. Sometimes 25 minutes is just not enough time to capture what is needed.
|Shilo - 3/30/15 - Pose 1, 9"x 12", Acrylic on Paper.|
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