New Light and Gesture

Regarding Lifted 2010:

A friend and model Kathleen provided the core inspiration for this painting. Kat has a dance background which gives here a striking self-awareness; her sensitivity to space, movement and stillness all contributed to the atmosphere and tone of this work.

A few smaller studies were completed first (uncharacteristic of my working method) and then I just laid the paint on, with a few shifts throughout to register and respond to gestures I have come to know over time.

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Lifted 2010 oil on linen ©paul w ruiz

Lifted 2010 oil on linen ©paul w ruiz

Encuentros is showing until Saturday 04 December at Lindberg Galleries, Level 2/289 Flinders Lane Melbourne.