The Fallen, oil on canvas, 34x48"
I've been busy working on my upcoming show at LeBasse Projects (Los Angeles) which opens in 2 weeks time. Here is a sneak peek of one of the paintings for the show. This is my first time working with real models and I had this great (?!) idea to make a large group painting inspired by traditional narrative paintings like you find in museums. The painting resembles an ambiguous, imaginary folktale. My sister and I have been making up stories for it ranging from killing the village maiden to finding a snow white girl mysteriously lying in a field.
I have now discovered that painting so many figures is an insane amount of work! It's like doing 6 portraits in the one painting. I think I spent almost 2 months just on this one work, which is why the upcoming show has less than 10 paintings in it.
Some detail images: