Thursday, 25 July 2013

Forbidden Fruit
  There's something to be said for progress

Spring approaches, or Forbidden fruit - 2013
100 x 70 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
Vanitas II - 2009
60 x 45 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Today is just about posting these two paintings together, the top one is being finished as we speak (blogging while paint dries) and Vanitas was done in 2009, from the same shoot, but a slightly different angle. 

All in all a good example of how my style has changed, and how I've grown - taking in mind the massive difference in scale! But then it has to be said, at that stage 60 x 45 was my idea of large.
The thing that (oddly perhaps) strikes me most is the loss of the outline - which I thought integrated the objects into the background, but really it just distracts (to me) and takes away from the sharpness, and realism. The thing that must've changed most is the finish, thesedays I spend quite some time cleaning up lines and details, things you only pick up when you examine the painting close-up, but that's the point, I want people the enjoy the work in different ways, and that includes from different distances.

That's all for now, hope you enjoy the new work, comments and observations are always welcome!

This is where I put paintings when I need to get some distance, to get a more objective look, naturally our Cat Stevens would choose those times to inspect the new element on HIS seat, thought you'd enjoy that!

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