Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Pugilist

Another new piece on paper:

The Pugilist, 2009, ink & acrylic on paper, 17" x 14".

This was a tough one. The pugilist of the title refers as much to the artist as to the work, as I fought with this one for quite a while in its incarnation as an ink drawing, but it refused to go in the direction I wanted it to (though I'm not sure exactly what direction that was). With the application of acrylic paint, the piece began to take its true shape, oddly falling into a kind of Redonesque tranquility. You can never tell how these things will work out...

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