|"Prayed for" oil and charcoal on linen by Kerry Steele|
Sometimes I like to "cleanse my palette" (pun intended) with a figural painting. Last week I did just that and my results or rather the response was surprising to me.
I looked for photos with an interesting pose to sketch and then paint as I reimagined it and came across this...
I only wanted the figure and pose for this as opposed to painting the same thing as in the photo.
My surprise was the number of people on my personal Facebook page and my art Facebook page that liked and commented on the painting. It was far more than usual and I can't help but wonder what aspect of the painting so moved people to tell me how much they liked it.
I will continue with these figural pieces but abstracts will continue to be my main focus. Which do you prefer?
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