Another fine Monday night painting class with Bob Collins at Post Road Art Center.
In a three hour session I whipped through four paintings (thanks for the extra canvas, Bob!).
This was the first and most belabored. I made some changes back at my studio when the paint had dried enough to get back into it. It looks a bit stiff to me, but I feel like I am starting to wrap my head around figure painting.
Soon I will post the others, which are smaller, more abstract, and really fun.
This makes me feel a little vulnerable, posting something I am still working on, but traffic here has been light,so now is the time!
I started this figure painting a few weeks back at the previously mentioned class at Post Road Art Center. It was much tighter. I am trying to take it somewhere more abstract, but still concerning the figure.
I love the figure painting of Nathan Oliviera from the 1960's (example below).
I want to study them more and try to absorb some of his boldness.
It takes enormous confidence in your knowledge of the figure and great conviction for your own painting language to do work like this. Someday......