Monday, April 23, 2012

strangeness and beauty

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not 
some strangeness in its proportion." Francis Bacon

It started with a figure drawing from last week. I really enjoyed how the figure turned out here, even if I got a bit carried away with the watercolor. I liked how her hips formed a bowl above her legs and the way the feet seemed to be turned in a natural way. 

I've been thinking and thinking about how I might use my figure drawings to extend their usefulness to me. There's plenty of road ahead in experimenting down this avenue of thought, but here you see one of my early explorations.

First, a translation of the figure into an acrylic abstract. I really liked the vibrancy of this stage. But, after a few days of looking at it, I decided that I could do more.

I have more ideas about what I might do with this drawing. I'll be working on them in the studio tomorrow!


Jala Pfaff said...

Very cool.

Ralph said...

I look forward to seeing the results of your labours.