Some years ago I did an exhibit of my work that was Italian Design as Art. In that assemblage were some figure studies in color using a Red leather chair as the centerpiece of the image. I have thought for sometime that I'd like to do a reprise of sorts, in Black and White, using a different chair.
Recently I began an exploration of light and style for this new work. I really didn't have any expectation of getting to a formula right off the bat. I did have a basic idea and wanted the figures to have this sheen to emphasize the the highlights that would basically trace the contour of the shapes.
Well, I'm surprised and delighted that I was able to get right into the feel I was hoping for. Next, I'll need to see if I can keep the continuity for the remainder of the images. Maybe the continuity isn't as important as I originally thought. We'll see. I'm scouting for additional models of differing genders and body types. Rubenesque and lithe are key to this project.
Perhaps "very old" would work but I wouldn't want to intrude on Joyce Tennesen'sstyle.
I'm open to thoughtful suggestions as to models.