Monday, June 27, 2011

Trio element


These three dancers have been the object of my attention for some time. This rapid oil sketch tests the central horizontal section to see if it holds up as a work in its own right. Apart from the enjoyable result of the 'urgent' application of line and colour I am disappointed with the left hand curve as it lacks interest and the remnants of simplified thighs clogs my appreciation. I look for a sense of the power and control that exists here in the thigh and stomach of the dancer with less of that anatomical remnant. Below I try a reversed gray-scale version, I feel there is more here for me to do.