A Figure From The Past

So this is the other monochrome piece I mentioned in the last post: not exactly a portrait, but using the same technique (watered-down black acrylic). I really like using just the one colour. I had it in my mind that this little fella was going to be splattered with black paint and to look really sooty, but once I began and the watery paint started to bleed into itself, I thought it would be more effective for him to remain pale and ghostly. I’m glad I left it alone, because the pools of paint dried to make a kind of ragged patchwork effect on his clothes – and knowing me, I would’ve made a mess anyway, and the white background wouldn’t have been very white!


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