The beauty of the human figure has been enjoyed and appreciated throughout the ages. This is handled somewhat like "Earth as Garment" (SOLD) and had always been a favorite in the monochromatic handling. Even though I say Monochromatic, this piece is actually filled with warm and cool colors, using them to create contour and cancel each-other out to neutralize. I use equally as many blues and greens in creating flesh as a do warm hues.
Here I painted the archival paper with an acrylic paint mixture. traveling from a dark on the left to a richer sienna brown moving to the right. Loving texture, I created stippling in water marks to interrupt my smooth surface.
Then using paint, gesso and pencil to allow my figure to emerge.
Full paper measures 22" x 15". I would crop in on the figure as shown in my first image as what should fill the opening in a mat or frame, approximately 16" x 11-12". However, you have a wide range if you would like to expose more.
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