The Paintings in process on previous post are finished and ready to be bonded to 1.5″ wood cradles. I’ll paint the sides black and they will be ready to hand on the wall.
18″ x 12″ Male Torso Painting
18″ x 12″ Female Nude Painting
If I am going to be painting on paper,I always begin with a coat of Gloss Gel Medium in order to seal it for the layers of Oil Pigment during the final steps. After that I coat surface with a thin acrylic wash to get rid of the white (choice is usually burnt sienna)
Then I start adding shape, form, values and blocking in some color with acrylic paint. That’s where these pieces are now. I started the female nude first as a square format. Later decided to do a male as well but in an 18 by 12 inch size. Thinking I might want to use them as a duo, I re-taped the female painting to make it the same size.
Now we see what the woman in “The View” was looking at!
At this point, I am satisfied with the composition and values. I will spray the work with “workable fixatif” and, when dry, apply more paint, crayon accents and some stamp patterns for texture. The finished painting gets a couple of final coats of UV protective spray. At that point it is ready for framing (does not need to be framed under glass since it is on a rigid surface and has the UV coating).
In an earlier post about “The View” i made an illusion to the possibility she is looking at something (another view). So, as I thought more about this, I came up with an inspiration and am embarking on “The View II” which will be a “male nude”. You really can’t see the details in this photo, but the sketch is there on the blank board at bottom of easel.
As you may already know, I have been photographing some of my figurative sketches, tweaking the backgrounds in Photoshop and matting them into a series of prints. I was looking through some old work and came across this one of Joey. I think it was my first charcoal drawing done from a live model long pose. It’s on gray Mi Tientes paper, 18 x 24 in. Maybe I’ll get ambitious and put him on canvas with brushes and oil paint.
At this time, the entire “Red Ribbon” collection is on display in the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac, Arizona. Contact the gallery if you would like to add any of these pieces to your collection. They also have several “Skeletons Celebrating Life” as well. Let me know if you need more details.
Even tho they are together, the seem to be alone and shut off from one another.
This small Oil painting can be acquired by contacting me for details or the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac, AZ where it is currently being exhibited.
Just thought I would post this link to an online gallery that features “Nudes”. Most of my figurative work is on this site.