As promised, this is another painting from the series "Gods of the Ancients" which is showing at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick Maine. Stop by if you are in the area. This painting is acrylic and collage on canvas, 24x30, framed as you saw in yesterday's post. These pieces are all done from a model using gesture drawings. After than the drawings serve as inspiration for the ideas for a new painting.
A gesture drawing is a work of art defined by rapid execution. Typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 30 seconds, or as long as 2 minutes. The primary purpose of gesture drawing is to facilitate the study of the human figure in motion. The practice allows an artist to draw strenuous or spontaneous poses that cannot be held by the model long enough for an elaborate study, and reinforces the importance of movement, action, and direction. The rapidity of execution suggests an aesthetic which is most concerned with the essence of the pose, and an economy of means in its representation, rather than a careful study of modeling of light on the form.
If you are interested in this painting, please contact me.