A blog about Dave Lebow's art work from life and imagination.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Alley Way- Roughs and preliminary charcoal
Here's a new painting I'm working on. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll see two rough idea sketch's for this. I originally thought this might take place in a deserted circus or carnival setting. I also imagined the man just standing there looking at the "lady of the night". When I finally shot pictures of my models and began working there was no synergy between the two figures. Luckily the model who posed for my male figure lives next door to me. I had him over and re shot him in various poses bowing and introducing himself to the woman. I think it made the picture a lot more interesting. I hope to paint this one a bit looser and more spirited than of late. Also need to find some alley way debris to include in the composition, such as trash cans and old tires , trash, bottles, stuff like that.