Sunday, May 11, 2008

'HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU' painting on canvas

I finally finished this a couple of days ago and it's almost all I wanted it to be. I've never yet been totally satisfied with any of my paintings, but that's no bad thing .... just gets me going on the next one.

I'm happy with the direction of this series. It started with 'Then' and 'Inside Out'. My fascination with painting the human face/figure gets the juices flowing and then like in real life, they start reacting with other things. In this series there's an interaction with abstract pattern, colour and decorative elements. I hope that viewers will also be drawn to play with and discover underlying narratives.

4 comments:

Mr Zip said...

Woo! I lost your bookmark and haven't visited for a while. What an excelent picture to welcome me back!

Bee Skelton said...

Thank you Mr Z! I've missed you :)

Peggi Habets Studio said...

This is a great series to explore! I look forward to seeing your work as it progresses. What made you do in such a different direction?

Bee Skelton said...

Hi Peggi thanks for popping by! Must say I'm so looking forward to going with this and other ideas and just seeing where it takes me. Although the commissioned portraits are on hold, I always in some way get drawn back to the human face/figure. And the new series gives me a freedom to play without the constraints of a specific subject. I just love the way ideas and secret stuff are revealed as if by magic when abstract and realism get stirred together.

I am such an admirer of your work. I shall continue to look in on your blog :)
Hugs Bee