Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Circle Dance in Yellow


Circle Dance in yellow

This is proving difficult. I am working on two canvases and shown above is canvas no2, shown because it is closer to what I think is required. The biggest problem is confidence, as the work becomes looser and freer the more demanding it becomes. So much is about belief and then, when it is done, assessment is equally difficult. I remember Bomberg when teaching spoke about making a series of 'throws' at the form in order to catch the spirit of the form. These 'throws' can be quite exhausting! 
The first stage was simply a drawing in Ultramarine dilute printing in applied with a rag on a long stick, then cadmium yellow washed in around the figures. This mode of beginning helped me extend the liveliness in the way new colour was added.