Monday, February 28, 2011

Three more, finished on Sunday

Acrylic on paper, 95 x 76

Acrylic, collage and glue on paper.  76 x 95cm

Acrylic, pencil and marker on paper.  50 x 70 cm.  Came out more Picasso-ish than I would have liked.


J.G. said...

Such an interesting direction for you! And the variations seem endless--you must be getting good inspiration from working on these!

swenglishexpat said...

Oreneta, I have said it before, I do love your art work. I have myself done life classes (charcoal and those fancy oily colour pencils I have forgotten the name of) in the past and some oil painting as well. I like your eye for shapes and lines that most people do not see, like in the too Picasso-ish frame. I often tried that with a live model, tried to see those geometric shapes, mark them sharply and boldly. Also the old trick of looking for the empty space, like the triangular shape created by an arm with the hand on a hip. You start from "the inside" of that triangle and then build outwards. Fascinating, but must go now, dinner is waiting! See you.

oreneta said...

JG, though it is not readily apparant from the work, I am rumbling my way around thinking about the experience of immigration, and how you feel you are perceived by the mainstream culture and how it impacts on your perception of yourself. There is room to meander around in those thoughts.

Swenglishexpat. THANK YOU! I am thinking about conture maps like you use for hiking while I am looking at figures, I am interested in the intersection of form, geography, negative space, maps and representations...sounds like a lot, but I am finding it fascinationg.

Mother Theresa said...

Those are fascinating. I think I like the middle one best, although that last one is really interesting too.

oreneta said...

Glad you like it!