interestingly stressful day... but with some nice bits
Had a bit of a stressy morning but when I arrived at the studio some angelic person had left me an unbelievably thoughtful gift. Not sure what to name him yet.but he's super cool! THANKS!!!!!
Then I reworked yesterdays abomination of a painting. I'm doing three skull paintings with a tattooish vibe for York Tattoo convention on the 22nd. Just to see what the response is. Here's the underpainting finished. more tomorrow.
"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