A bunch of new paintings from me. I'm trying to locate the figures in a sort of evocative space. In earlier paintings I was using simplification but trying to make it 'credible' by pushing things into a sort of hazy atmoshere. I have found this too limiting and need to find a way of including sharpness of form with ambiguity and simplification within a continuous whole. By breaking the overall realism I'm trying to find a way of 'turning on a sixpence' (Dime, if you are American!) within what an individual painting is trying to say and do.
Your comments are really appreciated as to where I have succeeded and where I have failed.
Two Figures and an Observatory.
Sphinx at Night.
Head and Collar.