Original oil painting by Liz Vaughn. "Calling Card of Intention". I don't often paint semi nude figures, but sometimes they present themselves as a nudge looking for artistic expansion. That tiny bit of feeling uncomfortable in this unfamiliar territory actually stimulates the senses, and encourages growth. To that note, I have been reaching and stretching and allowing myself the freedom of experimentation. I have always loved Expressionism, it feels free, natural, and uncontrived. I feel an emotional pull, a passion, when I paint in this style that is exciting. It is this uncertainty, and at times frustration, that are guiding and transforming this current body of work.
This particular piece went through all of the stages of transformation, and eventually landed with implied clothing and a beautiful blue accent.
*2nd and 3rd photos are the middle stages, 4th photo is the initial sketch, with chalk pastel and graphite.
15" inches wide by 30" inches high by 2" inches deep. Painted on all sides, ready for hanging, no frame necessary.
Oil paint, chalk pastel, graphite, charcoal, acrylic paint on canvas
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