During my lessons as a teacher I stell my students there is no end to perfection and one never can tell when a painting or drawing is finished.
In my ever quest for finding styles and new ways of rendering I found myself challenged by this picture of Ingrid Bergman, famous Swedish-American moviestar and celebrity of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and part of the 1970s.
A pastel that was lingering about in my studio for years until I completed it. I went for a strong purple / yellow contrast. It’s now with a private collector in China.
This was commissioned work and the purpose was to capture sensuality and through cubist forms get the round female shapes.
Portrait of my dear colleague and friend Julia Filament who has a very round face, so I felt myself forced to break her up in straight lines and planes.
An impressionistic view on the buttocks of my favourite model.
Commissioned work. They wanted a portrait in a cubistic style. I used velours paper so I could make planes very easily with my Schmincke pastels.
A commission I took to render two people in an angular cubistic style, preserving realism in an impressionistic way.
A cubistic portrait in the ‘sans titre’ series depicting actress and celebrity Romy Schneider.
A prestudy for a painting of Louise Brooks in a cubistic style.