Reinterpretation of famous painting is something have been thinking about. The idea is not original which is one reason I was reluctant to start. But realized that my interpretation would not simply a copy. Surprisingly more interesting had original though. I have a better idea of why it was common for a painter to copy the great masters. My interest was less about the copy of the techniques but rather spending all that time examining all parts of the work.
This completes the 5 works on the small hardboard I was using during my move. Will enjoy starting on a larger size board and painting some portraits.
Back to the series with the second last one.
Well it go without saying.
Well it is the second of my fast painting or ones on a small board. Well moving this size was simpler to transport and work on until I can find a proper space to work.
I was looking to paint movement and found dance Martha Graham.
I posted this on Google+ a wile back and some one stated that “It looks very profesinal” . My first responses was “Thanks I think” but later went back an wrote the following.
When you say that it looking professionally I hope that you see the time that is spent to complete the painting and not that I can paint with in the lines.
Have been painting on and off for many years and have come back to it full time. My biggest problem was being able to destroy the beginning. At the beginning of a painting there is a youthfully exasperation that is good and often left as the final piece. To push past can be hard but that might be the “looks very profesinal” you talking about?
The colour blue is cold by the pool.
There is intimacy between the two figure more so than with the other couple paintings I think.
This painting I have just completed. I did not work from references image.