Portraits and nudes
July 20th, 2016
These little oil sketches were made in my temporary studio in the Free Haus, Culture Action Llandudno’s arts project, where I have a residency this summer. They’re the first steps in working with local dancer Angharad Harrop.
A fun and productive session, during which I discovered two key things: that Angharad is great to work with, and that forgetting to pack walnut oil becomes even more problematic on a warm day than it would have been normally, with turpentine drying on the palette and brush.
We explored lots of ideas – particularly interactions with geometric shapes and the bare architecture of the building itself. Now looking forward to developing these themes further over the coming weeks, and to scaling things up to painting on canvas.