Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Cropped Figure

I don't understand why, but I like, that is prefer, cropped figures. So I paint them. Sometimes I go with full figures but it is usually to push myself and given a choice I crop aggressively. Off with their heads!!
I really had fun with this one. At 16x 20 it is big enough to get loose but without a lot of heads and hands pretty easy to get near to completion in three hours. I wanted that apple a cool red with the flesh even cooler and the background cold. As usual I painted the shadows too dark at first but I went back and lightened them.


  1. Some very strong paintings in this group and the one below, K.

  2. Thanks Connie. Even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in a while! LOL