Thursday, June 25, 2009

Large Head with Closed Eyes

Another reworked silverpoint I started a few days ago:

Large Head with Closed Eyes, 2009, silverpoint enhanced in Photoshop, 11" x 8.5".

It's interesting to a) dredge up these images from my subconscious or visual memory or whatever, & b) to return to them & rework them when the original image was not quite up to the mark. Silverpoint allows me to do this, as the initial image can be quite faint, & the layering of strokes creates the lines & forms.

This & the preceding image seem to me to be at once naive, medieval & modern (whatever those terms mean) all at once, which can't be all bad.

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