This was THE hardest painting I have done. Leap of Faith? You have got to be kidding! Drawing two perspectives in one figure, the hips going one way, the shoulders going t’other, known in ballet terms as epaulment, the muscular symmetry of his arms, shoulders and torso, and the odd angles of his hips and legs, was hard enough, but it wasn’t until I started shading in the light and dark did I realise the drawing was wrong. For those good with maths, here is some mental arithmetic. 3 – 6 hours to complete the back arm, 3 hours to do the face, 3 hours for the forearm, and the time taken to do the torso,, I lost count. Notice I haven’t mentioned time taken to do the legs, feet, background and the ribbony thing around his hips?
Oh yes! The background, yep that was a botch up as well, but with a huge leap of imagination and instinctive use of colour it came together, but only just…..
It now hangs lopsided on the lounge wall, lopsided because I cant be bothered looking for eyelets and string, not that that is an issue, it wont be there long before it gets dumped into the pile of paintings already building a merry stack against the wall.
And so as not to forget the darned thing once it is lost in the pile, here it is on a T Shirt,
And as a print available from Fine Art America
And on my website: EB
And on my facebook page known as EB