I am very happy to learn that my painting “The Floor” has been selected for the 10th annual Human Form Show, at Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, USA.
Had a change of mind about what I’m going to show at the forthcoming 24WA Studio Show. I shall probably show “Kaya” (detail shown below) instead of “Maxine, Arrangement on Red Carpet”, for which I have other plans.
I’ve settled on a provisional layout for my Feast of Venus painting. Most of the figures are quite well defined for this early stage, but there are a few unresolved areas. I will have to make some decisions about the background in the top right, and the tree behind the central figure of Venus. So today I went out with my camera, photographing trees. I must confess that I’ve not spent much time looking at trees in the past, and to begin with I was amazed by the huge variety in form and texture….. After four hours, they all started to look pretty much the same.
I now have a selection of poses that I’m happy with, which I can present to the model when she arrives for the first sitting. This first sitting will just enable me to work on the layout to a greater detail, so I can make decisions about how I want each figure to look; then I can start looking for suitable life models.