Skull flow

skeleton18nov2009Some of the skulls flow with ease, while the experience of painting others makes me feel like I’m moving jello around with a stick. However, I’m feeling a fluidity to my painting as a whole that is very welcome. I’m teaching my students figurative painting in one of my classes this semester, finding my practice of rendering the skulls in such numbers incredibly helpful when I’m looking at their efforts to draw the heads in their paintings.

Coming along now – well into the left side of the painting. There are eight or nine remaining, with a few fragments peeking out here and there that need attention. Dislocated jaws are proving to be problematic, because I don’t like the displacement of the jawbone against the skull.

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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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1 Response to Skull flow

  1. Those wings are awesome! I like the fact that you chose a raptor’s wings, rather than the usual raven or dove wings you tend to see on angels light or dark. They really differentiate this image from all the others out there.

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