Dance 21, the hidden language …graphite and aqueous acrylic
Dance 21, drawing
8×11, graphite on toned paper
“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”
With Dance 21 the gymnast is once again featured. This time it’s part of a balance beam routine. I find it amazing that the gymnast is willing to launch themself into space, becoming the quintessential figure in space.
“In a painting, space doesn’t involve practical hazards. You can’t break your neck in a painting.”
I began this painting as I almost always do with a line drawing to establish the figure and the space around it. Early on in the process I decided that this painting of the figure should be done as an exercise in value without the distraction of color beyond the toned background.
Zen to Done notes
I’m still focusing on ubiquitous capture here are some of the ideas I’ve captured that I might have lost.
- Since I don’t normally blog on Saturday and Sunday, why not reblog on those days
- Begin to add pastels to help strengthen the image, drawing and brightness using acrylics for the underpainting exaggerating the underpainting.
- Start a new blog about acrylic painting.
- Reduce the number of categories for this blog and add more tags.
Dance 21, the hidden language
8×11, graphite and aqueous acrylic