Thomas Donaldson

girl in red dress 4-7-20

$1,297.00 USD
Oil on canvas
100 x 70 x 2 cm / 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 in
Executed in 2020

This portrait/figure used a muted palette contrasting with areas of vibrant colour. The work is painted with a combination of impasto and staining and stripping back to allow areas of raw canvas to be visible. The work is a continuation in my interest in the notion of change and impermanence. We are exposed to countless images of manipulated perfection of the human form. This work is a counterbalance to this through the process of making the work and the resulting uneven surface textures and blotches of paint from earlier layers. Creating imperfect or flawed beauty.

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