Tuesday, 3 February 2009

as requested by.....


Travelling But Not in Love, here is a male nude.

The funny thing about pastel work, for me at least, is that the less you do the more you get away with.
For instance the feet on this piece have no toes, but if there were, my feeling is that the eye would be drawn to them too much.

Incidentally, referring back to the 16th Jan post, and vigour/immediacy in general, I think this has a certain amount of what I'm getting at.

It might be time to browse through some old sketchbooks........

6 comments:

walrus21 said...

Do you mean you can`t draw feet? ???? xxxxx

knifepainter said...

.........that too !

travelling, but not in love said...

I like it. A lot. thanks. Now, if only everybody was as receptive to my requests KP....

I actually love the picture - find it very moody, a bit troubling, and very masculine.

You're a talented man.

knifepainter said...

TBNiL, You see what I see,
I thank you.

sally in norfolk said...

love this !! he looks deep in thought almost troubled :-)

knifepainter said...

Thanks for dropping by Sally.