Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Vienna influence

Oil on Panel

I was really trying to capture the delicateness of this model - she's tiny. I've been lucky enough to have two models with this kind of girl-woman physique. I've also been reading a great book I scored from a hidden second-hand book store on the art of Vienna at the time of Klimt, Schiele and Kokashka - some of my favourite artists. I think some of the emotional weightinness of those artists came through, which I'm happy about. I'm intrigued by the somewhat abstract narrative which emerges when I let myself go in a painting. If I don't try too hard, and just focus on a strong image, allsorts of things come out.

1 comment:

Penny Shrawder said...


Great to see you current art, abounding with beauty, deliberateness and the depth of soul.

Carpe Art! Penny