Sunday, 15 March 2009

Works in Progress

Just an update of works I'm completing at the moment... two works, portraits as a matter of fact.

The top series is of a woman, which demonstrates illness, self image, self worth and all those lovely things in the disfigured body she possess. It originally started as a very yellow colour and then I did it over, changing the brushstrokes realising that otherwise she'd look like she had scales. It's nowhere near finished, many elements of the face (ie: nose, chin, lips, forehead, the whole other side of the face) need to be completed, in addition to the rest of her abdomen and flailing limbs. I feel it's turning out well and I am having a great time making it :)

I'm undecided as to whether I should alter the background or not. I like that the gray tones add a feeling of isolation and entrapment.

The next two, below, show a portrait I'm working on. Feeling inspired by Tamara de Lempicka's soft cubism, I thought I'd try and adapt it in my style. We'll see how this turns out.


  1. I'm really liking them both so far! Can't wait to see them when they are finished!!

  2. Thanks. How are you going with your painting? Have you still got your muse?

  3. My painting is going good-I haven't had a ton of time to work on them lately, but it's looking like I will be able to soon. I think I still have my muse.

    thanks for the comment on my blog, btw. I'm alright. Sometimes I get a little down, but it's no big deal. sometimes I feel disappointed at things, or purposeless. I guess everyone does though.