Yep, that’s right,, its phase 2 of the 1st painting in the 2nd series of Dancers.
Have finished blocking in the muscular structure of the dancer in the first painting in the second series of dancers. Stephen my tutor says that I need to go over it again for more definition so that’s the plan for next weeks class. I am very excited about this series, like most of my work, it takes on a life of its own and I follow where it leads.
Somewhere in the back of my mind there is the idea of using the Australian landscape as a backdrop to the dancer, not landscapes in the normal sense of the word, instead, landscapes in abstract.
I have spent a bit of time studying different styles of abstract and have finally found the one which floats my boat. I am now very excited to have a wee play with acrylics to see if I can in the first instance copy a few of the paintings and in the second instance refine the process to suit the ideas rolling around in my head.
I have also made a commitment to myself with this series to do a charcoal sketch of the dancers and miniatures of the abstract backgrounds for each painting. Could be fun… or not.. will see if I can pull it off. The only reason why I am questioning is, I have to go back to full time work, so time will be somewhat constrained.
Will keep blogging. Would like to start video blogging but need to get the basics in place first. It will happen ……soon…. I hope.