13. The Pinwheels

The Pinwheels, 2017, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches

The Pinwheels, 2017, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches

On this 13th day (Friday) of October, I present my 13th blog post.

In this recently completed painting, the figure is based on a photograph from a modelling session that took place over 10 years ago. I was fortunate to cross paths with a dancer who agreed to model for me. The session took less than an hour. I already had some ideas for several poses but also wanted to try something new. Having never worked with a dancer as model, I took the opportunity to encourage her to move intuitively while I snapped away. In the end I had a total of 70 photographs. Of those 70 photographs, seven have now been used as inspiration for finished paintings (see below). Something tells me there will be more to come.


The Circle, 2008, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

The Circle, 2008, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

The Devil's Heartbeat, 2008, oil on linen, 24 x 32 inches

The Devil's Heartbeat, 2008, oil on linen, 24 x 32 inches

The Gesture, 2007, oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches

The Gesture, 2007, oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches

The Harpy, 2009, oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches

The Harpy, 2009, oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches

The Law of Gravity, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

The Law of Gravity, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

The Veil, 2012, oil on linen, 24 x 32 inches

The Veil, 2012, oil on linen, 24 x 32 inches

 

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