Monday, October 11, 2010
Woman In Torn Jeans
A bit about this painting: This is painted from life, a 30 minute pose. The model is lying on a blanket covered with a white sheet, on the grass. The time was close to noon, on a hot day which started out clear. Dark clouds were moving in. Then, later in the afternoon and evening, came thundershowers.
I need to look at it again in a few days to see what still needs doing. Already, parts of it stand out as needing repainting/reshaping.
One thing I learned at the Art Institute of Chicago last week is that I now appreciate Gauguin.
When I first saw his work in person, it was at a special show of many of his works that traveled to the LA County Art Museum when I was about 11 years old. I didn't like it at all.
This time, I visited a couple of his paintings at the Chicago Art Institute and I loved them, especially Day of the God, a dream/memory painting. ( For a good explanation of the painting, look here.)