I have been in a figure painting mood lately. This week's snowstorm had me wait an extra two days for some supplies I was anxious to have. The most important was a pad of unstretched, clear-primed linen. They are 11 x 14 and offer me a less expensive chance to paint figure studies and feel more comfortable with them.
|"Figure 6" By Kerry Steele|
I was using large linen canvases like this one above for my figures for the most part.
A few weeks ago I was tidying my studio and found a half done abstract and plopped on the easel and proceeded to glaze over it, leaving much of it visible and then incorporated a figure.
|"Figure 7" by Kerry Steele|
I believe I have shown this here before but my point is that I have a few abstracts in different stages of completion and I am thinking about using their depth and layers as backdrops for figures.
I finished a larger nude on linen but ran out of daylight to photograph it and there is no sun this morning. Speaking of sun, where the heck is Spring? My kids one day of school this week. Even my 4 year-old told me she is sick of snow. I digress.
I have a large abstract commission to tackle for a really exciting installation that I will share as soon as I can.
In the meantime I will be having fun with these small figure studies and watercolors for The Pink Pagoda.
New watercolors go up on Monday, March 10 and a few figure studies are available in my shop.