After a run of small and intermediate sized paintings, I've been working on drawings for a larger and more complex piece: a composition of a woman in an empty room, with a window in the background open to the night sky. The final dimensions will be around 52 x 50 inches and I'm imagining the painting to be predominately tones of white with several smaller notes of dark color.
Interior at Night, drawing #2
18" x 17 3/8" pencil on paper 2013
Night in a White Room
12" x 18" oil on canvas 1969
destroyed in 1974
Below is a photo of another painting of the same person; this one was based on reality and included a self-portrait. These are among the first paintings I did with figures, having transitioned three months earlier from making hard-edged abstractions.
72" x 60" oil on canvas 1979
Private Collection, Connecticut