Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Contre Jour ~ Against the light

Although I have done life drawing and painting I rarely do now so its a nice change to do one. I finished this today. It is a study of a larger painting I did in silhouette years ago. In fact that was 4 ft x 3 ft and used to be hung in our lounge. This is more petite 6 " x 6" or 15cm x 15cm to be precise. To be honest its harder to paint the smaller size than the larger!

It is done contre jour - French meaning against daylight. Many artists paint purely or mainly  in this manner. One exponent who I admire is Ken Howard who I have had the pleasure of sharing wall space with on one occasion.

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