Embodiment: Black Magic (Warm)April 27, 2010

Black Magic (Warm), Acrylic, 2010

Black Magic (Warm), Acrylic, 2010

This was my first solo attempt at the Embodiment 2010 Show, during the 4th and last week of the event. The theme was “Black Magic” which inevitably lead me to my Heironymous Bosch books. Before I made that connection, I suffered through one misguided sketch after another. Although I was planning to paint a female model, the design worked beautifully on a male model, especially with the unplanned muscle contours and the winged back piece. Choosing a mono-chromatic palette allowed me to work relatively fast, so I could focus more on my brushstrokes and less on my lack of fundamental painting skills.

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