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Saturday, 17 November 2007

Old Art school friends and bookshops.

Red head Nude

Just another quickly drawn nude, slowly being immersed into a new context. This drawing/painting is still under construction. The dark green and black oblong shape on her left is a print from a cheap stencil I bought at a Chinese import shop. The light green swirly bits and curved floor and ceiling lines were slapped down using up excess paint from another painting. The general idea of that shallow space is to surround and frame the nude. Hopefully, this will make her pose a special event, instead of just a pose. This space framing technique is reminiscent of many of Francis Bacon's figure paintings. For example:

Figure in Movement 1976 Francis Bacon

Went to Dekart coffee shop at Eumundi on Thursday. An old Art college friend recently bought the shop and has been busy making coffee and restoring the business. He is also a sculpture and his wife is an artist as well and paints. Hopefully they may contribute a few postings on ArtSmelter if I can get them interested.
While at Eumundi I found a great bookshop (which is quite unusual for the Sunshine Coast) and bought three Art books. One on David Hockney $10, another about Celtic designs and symbols and how to incorporate them into artwork $12, and a book titled, 'One hundred views of Mt. Fuji', which has old and new Japanese artworks of Mt. Fuji $19.00. They were all second hand but were in excellent condition. Berkelouw books can be found in the main street of Eumundi - they even offered to hang a few artworks, and gave me their card.

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