An original acrylics painting on canvas
16 X 20"
(This painting will not be available from this site
until it is returned to me from an exhibition, but
as with most of the paintings in the blog, giclee
fine-art prints are available. )
( click on image to enlarge )
which are intended to create the feeling of a figure in motion. The heavy lines of the
geisha's kimono are a bit of an homage to Van Gogh and Gauguin and the other post-
impressionists, who admired and collected Japanese, wood-block prints, which also then
influenced their own work. The glow of the lighting of the scene, is intended to convey a
feeling for the look of a geisha performing in the light of lanterns, as they would have done
in the old days.
I seldom document the progress of my paintings as I am working on them, however I
did have a camera at hand while I was working on this one. So I did take a few pictures
along the way, starting from when I first laid out the bones of the structure, and then on
through several shots of successive layers of color overlays and glazes. For those
viewers who may be interested, I am now adding a few of those quick snapshots to this
posting. They may help to reveal more about the early stages of creating the painting.