Monday, May 5, 2008

Surfer WIP

This is the third (or possibly the fourth) version of this image. (A small study--7"x14"--is available at Carteret Contemporary Art. Matted and framed, it looks very good.) I may decide to crop this a little and to work on it some more, but it came together pretty well today, after sitting in the studio with just the sky wash for a couple of weeks. By now I've drawn this figure so many times, you'd think I'd be getting it right, but he looks heavy to me. Information to take to the next version, or maybe back to the previous one. Watercolor on a whole sheet of Fabriano CP. The photo is a bit dark on the right side; after thunderstorms this morning we had a beautiful day, but it darkened again before I took the picture.

1 comment:

Barbara Pence said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself thinking that the surfer is "too heavy". The important thing is the gesture which is perfect. The guy himself mainly looks just muscular to me. I like the painting!