Face #13 : "The Premonition" (collaged nude)

18 May 2012

The 13th face in my series of paintings for the "29 Faces of May" challenge, she's another limited-colour nude over collaged booked pages. I wanted to create dramatic shadows and yet keep the work soft, overall.

I love the way the underlying gesso and paper collage created lots of cracks, creases, and bumpy textural bits under the pencil drawing.

The title and expression of the figure was inspired by the word "premonition", which jumped out at me from one of the dictionary pages I was using in the underlying collage.

I'm curious, what do you think her premonition is about ?

"The Premonition"
coloured pencil, graphite, watercolour, gesso and collage on paper
14 & 15 May 2012


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