Friday, 16 January 2009

vigorous.......


and immediate, that's what I'm trying to preserve in the work.

I have a tendency to fiddle, you see. Now, when I work in charcoal or pastels I work quickly with a certain flow. However, sometimes when I paint, I get bogged down in the detail and the end result can look overworked and tired.
Enter the new Pochade box. I think the small size of the work, and the compact nature of the palette and box are helping the speed and flow of the work.

So, here are two of the first pieces done from life. Each one took about thirty minutes.
Off to find some more willing ladies to be immortalised..........If you are reading this, fancy laying around naked and you are in Norfolk, drop me a line............

9 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Admire not only the immediacy of the figures, but the subtle background colours. Amazing for 30 mins. Ive let the cat out the bag in my latest post re that thing called age - so you wont want me lying around with all these wrinkles!!

walrus21 said...

I WOULD, but it`s a January thing ........................

knifepainter said...

Hi Joan, mostly a function of repetition.....over and over and....

Walrus, I thought you had more fortitude !

walrus21 said...

Oh, no, you didn`t!

travelling, but not in love said...

Love em. I really get the speed thing too - they look like they were done to capture a moment, but not rushed. great, and lovely colours too.

knifepainter said...

Thanks for the visit TBNiL, I'm working hard at it, so it's nice when it works !

The Hangar Queen said...

I have an evil vision of you popping over to Cork next month.TBNIL and I have all sorts of debauchery planned.

Closest I'll get to Norfolk I'm afraid.

ginger witch said...

Better start pimping for you again then . . . .

knifepainter said...

HQ, I don't think I could stand the pace !

GW, on your marks.....