I know I said I was going to have all this stuff posted soon but it's been really busy.
I'm still not sure if I'm going to do any overpaintings on these. I like them this way. Anyone have an opinion?
mmmmmmmmmmm!!! u said that u want more! then give more to this, the pubic area doesn't look at the same level of others parts (because need levels like others area, need contrast, you just put black on it), but hows pevical bone see, ahh wonderfull amaze me!!!
PAINT IN A BIGGER CANVAS, AS THE PAINTERS THAT U MENTIONED, THE GREATNESS OF THEIR WORK IS THE BIG CAN BE!
mua, a big kiss 4 u!
Thanks. I've definately had Jenny Savilles stuff in mind when I came up with these. Freud too. I wanted to concentrate on the skin and give it a very real, textural feel but without making it look sickly and decayed like they do. You know what I mean? I love their work but I didn't want mine to look like the skin was a great big open wound.
Also you really shouldn't be scared of oils. I'll tell you a secret. Once you learn to use them right they're much easier to use than acrylics. You really don't need to worry about mistakes. You just paint over it or wipe it away with turpentine. And since they dry so slowly you can just keep pushing them around on the canvas until you get what you want. They really are great. You might try gessoing some bristol board. It's really cheap and it might make you feel more comfortable trying new techniques than if you were working on canvas.
i know where your coming from, i'm still enthralled by savilles work, and freud's portrait's blow me away, although i'm not overly keen on these plants he included in his early work, they just seem like some lazy after thought, but i know he likes to put some kind of weight on their inclusion, but i just don't like it
there is an element of decay to both these painters work, and you've very successfully managed to filter that out of their 'inspiration' (if this is the correct term) on these under paintings of yours, does that make sense? quite simply theyre ace!
as for the oils, i'm not so much in fear of mistakes etc, its more because i don't understand the dynamics of them (if this makes sense) but your comments have been immeasurably helpfull so thanks
i hope that was mostly sensefull, (if that makes sense)