Monday, 21 April 2014

#InMyStudio... my Klimt inspired piece gains momentum

I hadn't planned to work on my very unfinished Klimt inspired canvas this weekend...  I've gone back to this face a good few times already and I finally found the gentleness I've been looking for with it.   I finished off my poppies and did more layers and started working on her dress which is truly remarkable with the detail.  I know my efforts to ever simulate Klimt are almost impossible because the detail on his pieces are truly remarkable... and a little out of this world.  My feeble attempt at this is barely scratching the surface.  But it did get me thinking what an incredibly interesting guy he must have been and what was going on in his head when he was painting.  But what I have realised, is how much I love detail work and how much I love working with tiny brushes, I think as much as I love painting big.  And how wonderful to experience both in one piece.  I still need to do more layers on her dress.  But to me the biggest job on this piece isn't the dress or her face or the detail work.  For me, it's going to be her incredibly elegant hands.  I'm not scared about them, I'm looking forward to doing them... I know it will complete this piece hugely!  I'm so grateful for the time #InMyStudio to play.  I have had so much on my mind!  And this was a lovely piece to get a little lost in!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! I would be afraid of painting the hands too. So difficult!