I have finally managed to get the drawing transferred to the canvas and have begun roughly lining the drawing using indian ink. By lining the drawing I can avoid losing the contours when I apply opaque alla prima in later stages. I am also aiming to retain some of the ground colour to give the painting unity and an underlying warmth.
Leda has been very patient today. I wonder just how long this will last?
"Dylan Lisle’s work maintains a contemporary dynamism through his old masterly representations of the female form. Knots and swathes of vibrant, passionate fabric envelope his sensuous figures, or otherwise are the subject of larger studies, which draw upon chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. His work is instantly approachable, engagingly serene and romantically charged; traits that have not gone unnoticed in the art world he inhabits.
Fresh from his first London solo exhibition, Dylan Lisle spearheads a modern movement of artists, whose desire it is to capture light in all its glorious subtleties, texture in its infinite tactile qualities and the female form in its evasive beauty." Hope Robertson, 2007