Falling off iv


Here’s a rough sketch for the painting. Shooting it will be tricky. I’m concerned with the proper lighting, which must come from up high as if its the stars. Then, safety is an issue, particularly how do I help my model to look as though she’s falling without putting her in danger? I’m thinking a rope firmly attached to the ceiling girders will do it, providing her with a firm support to lean into.


I added two figures into the sketch, feeling out how the image might look with the figure in different places. I like it with all three! I’ll begin painting this pretty soon. 

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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