Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Enemy Within"

 Pastel on Paper (17x23)
This is an image that has been in my head for a couple of days now. I had to complete the piece today mainly because the image is not pleasant to carry with me. I couldn't focus on other works until I released this one.  I'll say that things that looked so promising turned out not to be. I'm back in a familiar place and thinking dipping my toe in the water was not such a good idea after all.  ©2010 Cindy K. Shaw All rights Reserved

Sunday, March 07, 2010

"Reclining Nude"

Cabinet Door 5 - Reclining Nude   Oil on Wood (16x27)
Finished today.  This has gone through several transformations.  It has always been a reclining nude,/figure but it started as more of a line drawing type of piece.  The white negative space proved to be distracting and I went at it again.  The next attempt fell flat and I stared at this for over two months until attacked it again last weekend.  Feeling pretty good about it now.  ©2010 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved