With Open Studios a month away, this is probably the last of the big paintings that I will complete for the time being. This painting went through the most drastic changes of any of this series. It hung on my wall for several months in a very different iteration, taking up space, and drawing my attention to it whenever I looked up. I’m calling it done after these most recent modifications because any additional work risks losing the immediacy that I’m after. This one really is a drawing, when it comes right down to it, even though it’s done with paint and mixed-media.
I’m posting this taken-with-my-phone photo because, when I downloaded the photo, I was so surprised to see how the power cord at the lower right corner echoes the lines in the figure. That’s the sort of surprise I enjoy!
I also like the bit of blue from the nitrile glove on the floor, which leads me to believe that I should incorporate a bit of blue into my limited palette in the next paintings.
I promise to post better photos of all of these paintings after R.R. Jones pays me a visit tomorrow, to shoot all twelve of these large paintings, one after another after another.
What a powerful painting, Barb. I absolutely love it! Can’t wait to see the others.
Thanks, Bonnie. First weekend of Open Studios! But I can only hang 3 or maybe 4 in my studio before I run out of wall space. I’d love to see them all hanging together, some day.
I REALLY life these large figures, Barbara. Interesting and very stimulating. Thanks for posting them. I am enjoying your blog!
Thank you Carolina. So nice to hear these comments!
There is an honesty and inwardness that I admire. Yes the immediacy is intact.
Anna, I’m so glad that the immediacy is still there. That is oh-so-important to me with these pieces.