Friday, March 7, 2014

New work


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.

7 comments:

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love your nudes. I don't want to jinx it, but it is going to be 51 tomorrow. Hopefully, that will melt most of the snow. I can't wait to see your new group of Pink Pagoda paintings.

Vel Criste said...

Saw them on IG earlier and loved them. Can't wait to see the rest of the watercolors too on TPP!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

The nudes on linen are beautiful!

Andrea said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kerry! I love everything you do!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Erika - TiptoeButterfly said...

WOW _ heading over to your shop now .... new to your blog btw

PS _ have a giveaway going on; check it and spread the love karma

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Great job Kerry! Congratulations on all your success friend! Xo Nancy

Christina Baker said...

All of these are sooooo amazing!!!