Acrylic on canvas 36" x 28"
Well, I kind of lost my way seeking the lost edges. This painting took hours and hours. It started off how I thought I wanted it to go - very dark areas, washes, transparent colours, but then it kind of took over this chalky, alabaster type of almost scumbling. I think I can't get those Italian frescos out of my head. But the line around the figure - it isn't a very "hard" line but it is there. I have noticed in life drawing I am pulled towards contour approaches. I love Schiele but then I love many other painters who paint much more loosely. Weird, eh.