I haven't posted for a while but I have been working my socks off. Despite the general chaos of my life, I have still been putting in the hours... admittedly at the wrong end of the candle.
Here's a revisitation to a subject from a while ago. Its essentially a pumped up version of a very similar composition but this time in a more obviously interior setting. It's at a very early stage and is quite dark. I made the choice of an earth green ground which has led to some interesting results in the flesh areas.
The model is non other than the frequently used Alison Auldjo owner of UnionGallery Edinburgh. She is one of my favourite people to paint as she has a remarkable ability to look sullen when a camera is pointed her way. Hahaha!
Portraity commission. About 2 hours work until completion.
You are going to have to Russian bear with me on this one. I can feel it will be a belter just not sure what i'm doing at the moment. Not the smartest way to work but risk is sometimes good in this game.
and here's Mr Slack showing his ability to quickly pick up techniques and run with them.
Here's the latest on the commission. It's very nearly completed. All I need is confirmation from the client that they are happy with the face and arm and I can tinker with the hair and add a bit of velatura and glazing.
I'm happy with the way it has developed and feel that it is a successful piece.
"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