Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Sketches






deChirico

Magritte
Took advantage of some quiet time-- canceled the city since the Whitney isn't open on Tuesdays-- and started working on larger images, well larger for me 11" x 9", oil on paper. Here they are in their first stage. Recognize any of the buildings?
After looking at several de Chirico and Magritte images last night, I felt inspired to create some polished pieces for the show in December to balance the gouache collage sketches. Sometimes I fear the finished paintings lose some of the loose spontaneity of the skteches, but when the images comes together, the effect can be wonderful.

5 comments:

Spencer said...

As always they are fantastic. I always find myself in a strange state of mind when I see them. Creates a lot of creativity as weird as that sounds.

Clare said...

Wow these are really fantastic! They take you to entirely different world

Nadine @ BDG said...

Thank you kindly! Got some paint on them-- will post progress later tonight :)

Mellene Reilly said...

The two finished pieces are gorgeous, and so different from the other work of yours I've seen. I love them both! About the works in progress, I like the house in Bird's Nest and the blue used in the distant sky. What a treat to see them evolve and to know the artist!

Nadine @ BDG said...

If only the finished works were mine! They're by de Chirico and Magritte, the artists I'm trying to emulate.