Monday, May 14, 2012

Woman with a cigarette

Woman with a cigarette
What an extraordinary photo! When I saw it some years ago it was taken at once to the studio for my resource folder. The translation into painting is something else - time passes. When the moment comes the work begins without thought, only intuition. Paper, yellow gouache and red chalk, chalk so beloved by the ancients works for me.
This is a drawing, a coloured drawing to catch the spirit - how the scarf wraps and defines the head and the dress encloses the breast. The veritable zing of this piece is still with me now while the actual drawing is long gone. Does anyone out there know where it is now?

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