|"Study of red rocks and female nude" by Hilary J. England|
oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Here I did a study of the beautiful red rocks and the female figure. I wanted to keep the figure, again, as not the dominant element in the picture. This female figure was very taught, and I wanted to paint this as the angle of the body was extremely challenging, from the head to her toes.
This was recreated from several reference photos and not onsite. I could never have a person hold a pose like that, and the rock formations are not native to my area -- more southwest.
I enjoy studying light, and anything with a lot of lines and directionality always draws me in. That must be the compulsive part of my personality -- I like lines and textures, particularly elements that convey hard edges. I love playing with hard lines and soft edges. It's just my thing I guess.