Friday, December 07, 2007

Unseen 3, 4 , 5

Here are three more in my 'Unseen' series. Complete between 1988 and 1990 you will begin by now to realise that I was actually working undercover as it were. Do you know how frustrating that is not to feel able to share with those around you the greatest achievement of that time? I certainly had no audience for these pieces..

Yes they have many technical irregularities, but I'm really pleased with them for what they are. Actually each one is relatively large compared to some of my more recent pieces, and the photography does not do anywhere near the justice to the detail and sharpness of the originals.
I used a photograph of the main bridge going across the river Trent in Nottingham for this one...it's now a road bridge.( Notice the 'Starman' fishing in the river! )
A sullen looking figure here. The locomotives shown here were built along with a couple of hundred others in Derby Locomotive works in the late 1950's - 60's. They were all being withdrawn at the time of the picture....The earlier versions of the locos were named after 'Peaks' in the 'Peak District' in Derbyshire...Here we see a couple of 'Peaks'..erhem!

I've been obsessed with this type of face for years..the slightly downward droop of her mouth and slightly oriental eyes. i intend to use this face again .
Hope you enjoyed that peek into my unseen works. I've a couple more which I will share with you soon...but I'm almost at a stage where my preparation for my next picture is done, so I'll show you some of the sketches soon.


3 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

I like these very much, there is something "unreal" about all the faces that is intriguing. They have an almost medieval distortion, which is just my pet preference, I know.

Devil Mood said...

I'm sure if I were a painter, I'd draw the same face over and over again.

Tys on Ice said...

its my firm belief tht a person with jaundice will see everything yellow...tht wud explain the stupid comment on ur painting...iam fed up of this moralistic view on nakedness...if i was religious, i wud believe that to view human body as a vile, preverted thing wud be insulting to the god who created it...

so saying, ur work is beautiful, symbolic and sensual...