Starting a new series
Jim Angell stopped by the other day for lunch and a studio visit. He was struck by the portraits I had started and given up on. He liked the way I had arranged them on my wall as a group. We did a little rearranging and editing and came up with this series:
These work well as a set, or a twelvetich, or whatever one would call it.
Jim gave me some guidance regarding what to focus on. I’ll be starting a series of pictures at 20″ x 16″ using this piece as a starting point:
Leaving off the head adds a level of abstraction to the work that opens it up. The next picture I’m working on draws inspiration from this Renoir painting:
Here are the sketches I’ve made so far. (The piece on the upper left is a finished painting.)
I’m drawn to the two sketches on the right. I’ll live with them for a day or two before making an encaustic version of one.