Description This contemporary impressionistic acrylic painting suggest rapid movement of a nude female form wearing nothing but very red lipstick. It was created after a life drawing exercise where the model adopted 30 second poses and from a page of rapid gesture sketches the most interesting was chosen and worked up into a painting over the next hour. My aim was to emphasize the feminine curves and spinning motion of the trunk as if in a dance. The lips were added in oil paint at the end to create a special spot of contrast and added visual interest
David Bleakley, Sunshine Coast Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I am an Artist and Photographer who likes to experiment in many media including acrylics oils graphics etching and digital art.
I attend life drawing most weeks and have become a more active artist since retiring 5 years ago after 30 years as a Specialist Surgeon. --------
Art was always my passion but until these retirement years it was pushed into the background.My involvement in Surgery and Anatomy perhaps explains to some extent my bias towards the Human Figure, drawing and representational art but on the other hand not many surgeons have any artistic aptitude at all! -----
I lived in Papua New Guinea while training in surgery and regard this time as the most exciting and significant of my life. Every day was rich in experience.PNG was also rich in traditional culture with over 600 different language groups and endless material to stimulate the artistic appetite.