01 May 2009

Aisha with Camera (white)


40" x 30", oil on canvas, 2008

This is the most recent painting I've done featuring the Kodak Duaflex, again using extreme lighting to highlight the camera rather than the model.

I deliberately wanted to keep the colours very limited here (and another painting I did concurrently) so that it would push me out of my comfort zone, colourwise. Yes, it's effectively "black and white" (nothing new for me there; just click on the tag below for "ink painting"), but the choice of blue shadows/form with a bit of the blue and green underpainting showing through, taught me quite a lot about restraint, colour, and forcing me to see things a little differently.
This monochromatic and white-heavy approach was also a bit of a test for a CD cover painting I was planning (which turned out well, but a little different from this).


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