Red Skirt Redux - original oil figurative painting
Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking - like when I originally posted Red Skirt. Often when I return from a show/performance/drawing group, I don't include the atmosphere - like in the original of this painting. I prefer working from my sketches rather than photos, but I need to pay more attention to the surroundings, not just the subject. It's kind of difficult when caught up in the moment and trying to get everything down - but I must get back to making notes on the 'feeling' of the place. So - here's a painting more like the way I saw the performance. I darkened the background and now I'm much much happier with this piece. It's on 16 x 12" panel. Thanks for looking - and listening!