Saturday, September 16, 2017

Monkey Paintings

Inspired by recent travel experiences, I've developed three compositions around the narrative of monkeys being fed oranges. 

Woman Feeding a Monkey                           (drawing #4, final)
14" x 16", pencil on paper with pastel tone on reverse, 2017

Two Women Feeding a Monkey                    (drawing #2, final)
18" x 20", pencil on paper with pastel tone on reverse, 2017

Woman Feeding Lots of Monkeys                 (initial sketch)
7" x 8 1/4", pencil on graph paper, 2017
note: when fully developed, this image will be either 28" x 32" or 35" x 40"

The first of the images, Woman Feeding a Monkey (14" x 16"), is in progress on the easel.


in progress: Woman Feeding a Monkey

14" x 16", oil on linen

Below are three more drawings as I worked out the composition for this first painting. Drawing #3 combined drawing #1's figure and oranges with #2's monkey.

Woman Feeding a Monkey                           (drawing #1)
4 1/8" x 4 1/8", pencil on graph, 2017

Woman Feeding a Monkey                            (drawing #2)
4 3/4" x 5 1/2", pencil on graph, 2017

Woman Feeding a Monkey                            (drawing #3)
7" x 8", pencil on paper, 2017

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