Homage to Salvador Dali, a great painter and masturbator; John Keats, a great poet and masturbator; and Hitomi Tanaka, a great porn actress… and masturbator.
To sensuality and freedom… to sexual liberation… and also to William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and William Godwin… and to hell with the oppressive institutions of religion and politics.
Just started this oil on canvas.
First made a drawing after a movie still.
Now I’m making an underpainting in umber (grisaille) correcting the drawing and getting the tones right.
Next (whenever that might be) will come colour (although the grisaille will have to be left to dry first.)
Sort-of doing it the way the old masters did it…
This could take some time because I like to be out in the open air!
But on rainy days, of which there is no shortage here, I shall work on this piece.
Work in progress, then.