Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The ladies

I did this painting during my art class when we were assigned to do an abstract piece. It's a picture I had in my mind for a long, long time. I call it 3 women. I think I can see the influence of the kind of art my father had in our house when I was growing up. I remember one in particular that had a line of all sorts of abstract objects. There were so strange, but to me, they looked like they could be people.

My painting teacher said it made her think of the 3 graces. They're kind of the antithesis of the 3 graces in Botticelli's Primavera; all angles rather than fleshy roundness.

I want to do a series of my women figures. I thought I'd explore the idea in my project here.

I think I prefer the look in the oils. It gives the figures more weight. I hope to have time to pull out the oils this weekend!


Aprilynne said...

Hey! It's me with BIG hair =) that's DEFinitely my butt. (hahaha)

(and my aura is supposed to be turquoise or whatever) wha ha

It's cool, I like the original one, too - REALLY a lot.

Miss Lime said...

Oh, I love it! I've always liked the look of oils because of the extra weight they add to the shapes and forms on the canvas. I've never ventured into painting with them though. Someday...