Friday, July 6, 2012

work in progress

figure painting in progress

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......

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