curvature

In the spirit of Vulnerability Three I’m working this painting up in many layers of strokes that go across the form.

I want to communicate depth in the form as well as depth in the skin. My ultimate goal with these latest paintings is to try and get the figure to look “hyperalive”.

I want the body to feel alive like there is a massive amount of energy under the skin. While at the same time having a striking composition.

I feel like I’m getting closer on the “hyperalive” part but the composition didn’t work out the way I hoped.

  • Work: 1850
  • Size: 20" x 30"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Sessions: 18
  • Start date: 11/23/2021
  • End date: 1/8/2022

Sessions

3273: 1851, Session 15
With some small changes this painting is finished! Two in one week! see the post
3270: 1850, Session 18
I’m calling this painting finished but I still don’t have a name yet. see the post
3269: 1850, Session 17
Moving much faster on this painting today. Loving it. see the post
3268: 1850, Session 16
I’m finding my flow on this last layer and the painting is looking amazing! see the post
3267: 1850, Session 15
I’m working on the final layer for this painting and can’t wait for it to be complete. see the post
3253: Curvature, Session 14
I would have liked to call this done but I really needs another layer after it dries. see the post
3252: Curvature, Session 13
I’m almost positive that I will finish this layer next session. see the post
3251: Curvature, Session 12
I’m getting so close to finishing this layer of the painting, very exciting! see the post
3250: Curvature, Session 11
The more I work on this painting the more I love it. see the post
3249: Curvature, Session 10
I’m loving how the color and value transitions over the skin as it moves into shadow. see the post
3248: Curvature, Session 9
I’m trying a new medium today and it will either be awesome or kill this painting. see the post
3247: Curvature, Session 8
I’m moving down the painting refining, establishing chroma and form. see the post
3246: Curvature, Session 7
Back to curvature and I’m bringing the drawing and form back in line. see the post
3235: Curvature, Session 6
I’ve finished this stage of the painting. The next stage will start after it’s dry. see the post
3234: Curvature, Session 5
The more I work on this painting the more I like it. see the post
3233: Curvature, Session 4
I’m having a great time refining this painting and letting go. see the post
3232: Curvature, Session 3
Painting over the crazy texture and grayish tones is super fun. see the post
3225: Curvature, Session 2
I put so much paint on that I had to evacuate my studio. Subtle, not so much. see the post
3224: Curvature, Session 1
Starting a new painting and I want to focus on very subtle tones see the post

Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."