Friday, July 25, 2008
60 x 75 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
Original Now Sold
I will be exhibiting at Bramaer Gallery in Springwood from the 19th September through to the 5th of October - and , like last years exhibition, I will be sharing the three rooms of the gallery with another female artist. I hope to exhibit around 15 works - many of them new (fingers crossed).
Anyway - here is the first painting - more to come.
I have also included the sketch to show the differences between a spontaneous 30 second drawing and the overall outcome in painted form. It's interesting that no matter how rough the sketch the essence of the image is always stronger (to me) in the sketch then the painting.
Even though I am happy with the outcome of this painting - and the sweetness of it - I see more of what of what I would have liked in the sketch. Mainly in the appearance of the girl herself.
In the sketch she seems more unconscious - more led along her path by something else, less in control of where she's going. I see that in the angle of her head and in the drooping of her shoulders. How her arms tuck into her body - and the flow of the body in general.