Completed: Medusa Folds | Hi-Gloss
Medusa | Oil on Canvas | 15″ x 22″
This one I think was successful. I am happy about the palette, textures and overall composition. Of course, there is tons left to be desired…but success is here measured only by the fact that I achieved what I set out to do with this. In that I am happy. Now girls – rip it to bits
Folds | Oil on Canvas | 15″ x 22″
This was a struggle. Im not too happy with the end result, but I’ve decided to call it quits on this one! I am particularly happy with the background. I think the experimentation worked out well and will be very useful in future works. The ‘looming’ blueness was exactly what I was after. The part that I think I failed on was in resolving the drapery. The texture, the starkness of white and red, as opposed to the comfort of cream and pink that I settled for…nope – it didn’t hit the spot. Also I am particularly unhappy about the way I have rendered the lotuses – there is nothing delicate, hopeful or beautiful about them. Thus a complete failure I feel
Incomplete: Hi-Gloss | Oil on Canvas | 12″ x 12″
Ummm…this little piece was started more as a stop-gap while hanging about obsessing about the above two. Its just the first draft and more an exercise in understanding the oil medium and how to make the colours deep and shiny. I am trying to make it glossy and slick like a crimson red lip-stick chick. Self portrait again, although this is more a mythical version of me. Much like something that the capitalistic, advertising world would want me to think I am.