The first painting is from my A-level unit: based of a series of photographs and very quick preliminary sketches. I was trying to capture a sense of movement and speed- not sure whether this was successful or not.
The second is two paintings from a planned 3 ( the third will be complete soon). These were inspired by a scene from Battleship Potemkin. I thried painting on a red surface, as I usually paint on black or dark purple, for a change and to see whether this effects the emotion of the images.
"An illustrational form tells you through the intelligence immediately what the form is about, whereas a non-illustrational form works first upon sensation and then slowly leaks back into the fact"- Francis Bacon