Thursday, December 15, 2011

Figure in a room with props

The set up for this figure was a in a room with a lot of cushions, the model reclined on a hard wooden drawing bench – surrounded by assorted vases, some drapery….after it dried,  I stacked this painting against the wall of an upstairs bed room and now after three years have gone by, have retrieved it, dusted it off and photographed it.

oil on masonite 24"x32"


  1. Wow, I'm glad you did.
    It's beautiful. Definitely a master piece.
    Thanks for finding it, what a great surprise for
    us viewers.

  2. What a beauty. A gorgeous painting of a beautiful man. So much mood -- such great background, and lovely lyrical line and I could go on. You are a genius.

    Love Barbara

  3. Marcia! This is so gorgeous! I am totally impressed, the warm light is beautiful and your colours and brushstroke are great... as always!
    At the moment I read a book about Kokoschkas life and I saw "Die Windsbraut"... do you know this picture? All the best from Hamburg!

  4. Thank you Doug, very much! It’s always nice to hear from you and moreover to receive a lovely comment like that this time of year – almost like a Christmas present! Let’s hope we do lots of good work (all work being inherently good) in the new year to come! Best to you and your family for 2012!!!

  5. Thank you Barbara!
    If you only knew – as much as I enjoyed it, I suffered with that painting – which is why I hid it away – I couldn’t bear to look at it and then when I did dust it off it seemed half way decent after all.
    Anyway all these frustrations are minor, water under the bridge – almost 2012 would you believe!
    Look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!
    Love, Marcia

  6. Thank you to you dear Kathrin! It is good to hear your words.
    What is the book I ‘m wondering that you are reading about Kokoschka and the film you mention “Die Windsbraut” I am not familiar with it – but will keep an eye out for it. At one time I knew two artists who had studied with Kokoschka in Munich. I also like extremely the work of Max Beckman!
    Best to you from my neck of the woods!

  7. Sorry for my english Marcia, it was not clear what I wrote. "Die Windsbraut" is a work from Kokoschka and this reminds me of your picture. I wish you Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year with lots of new wonderful pictures!

  8. It's surprising what happens when we stuff things away and half forget about them. Take this strong painting (in colour and structurally- I really like it) you had probably reached a point where you unable to "see" it and it needed the hibernation not for its own sake but for yours. Happy Christmas Marcia!

  9. This proves that you are wonderful with the figure--bringing vibrancy, confidence, great colour and life to drawing--consistently over time.

    I really love the energy in this.

  10. Actually Kathrin, all things considered, your English is better than mine. I betray my ignorance not knowing the titles of this great man's paintings.
    I wish you the same for a merry Christmas and happy new year with good fun and painting to follow!!!

  11. Hi Sheila,
    Well there certainly is a pull from what we half forget. You put it so graciously and with kindness as well. Even when my instinct is to move on, I'm drawn willy nilly, to rummage through old stuff.
    I love the way you push on exploring new ideas - role model!!!
    Happy New Year!

  12. I am so happy to hear from you Melinda, but of course am predictably late in replying.
    –always so nice to receive your positive feedback. I hope this season was relaxed and joyous for you without a lot of pressure that many people feel this time of year. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful painting.
    Happy new year and much love to you and your family!