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besides painting from photos, or set ups or scenes, i also just painted from whim in a dash. sometimes these were color studies, testing palette combinations in quick miniatures, and sometimes concept studies, and sometimes pure fantasies in the spirit of francesco clemente. this figure was initially to see what a blue nude might look like, i wanted to paint blue nude figures, but it's also some fantasy of myself, alone under a tree of warm fruit, by a moon reflecting lake in a serengeti night. it took maybe 20 minutes to do. i found these impulsive, brief sketches were unusually refreshing and relaxing, especially when i was too discouraged or fatigued for bigger work.
Last revised 08.01.2005 • © 2005 Bruce MacEvoy