Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New figures

Crouching Nude, 28" by 22", oil on canvas, 2011

Dancing, 30" by  40", oil and charcoal on canvas, 2011

Man Lying Down, 20" by 16", oil and graphite on canvas, 2011

Thinking of Matisse, 16" by 20", oil and graphite on canvas, 2011

These are some new figure paintings out of my studio (er . . . apartment lol). I've been enjoying this return to a more traditional mode of representing the figure because it grounds me in proportion, mass, and form. It's good for me to revisit "reality" after working in an abstract mode for awhile so I can remember what I'm abstracting. Chicken before the egg? Maybe :)

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