Monday, July 7, 2008

"The Shapes of Logic"




Gouache on 140# hot press paper, with a tiny touch of colored pencil on the eyes. The figure is from a artists open studio I attend. I wanted it to be surreal, but subtle.

8 comments:

Mark said...

Beautiful Theresa - love it!! It make me think of Madame Curie or someone like that with their thoughts shaping the world around them, like they are bleeding out of their head and becoming reality, like ideas becoming truths. Her face is wonderful and I love the way you have used shapes.

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Mark! I did this one as a compositional study, which is a convenient thing to do with small watercolors. then I can see if I want to make it bigger in oils or acrylics.

Erika Nelson said...

Theresa love love love this piece! It's so carefully thought out and I can imagine it as a big piece too and in oils you said??? WOW!

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Erika! I'm gonna try. I gotta make friends with oils somehow. They can't be improvised like watercolors or acrylics, so a watercolor study is a good place to start.

Erika Nelson said...

I picture it using the glazing technique, can't wait, please show me? :)

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Fascinating, Theresa! Tell us more about what you mean by the "shapes of logic", please. Love the angle of the head, and the thoughtful expression. Great work!

Theresa Bayer said...

Erika, not sure if a larger version would be glazed, would need a photo of the model to do it that way, and all I have is a pretty decent drawing for reference. It was a lifedrawing studio, no photos allowed. But yes, I'll show it to you when it's done.

Roseann, shapes of logic, that just popped into my head as I was painting, and I went with it. I try to find the moment the painting wants to take off in its own direction, and go there with it.

Kathy Jurek said...

Love this, Theresa.I think you captured a contemplative mood with a magical background. The washes are very clean and beautiful neutrals.