In this dramatic, semi-abstract painting that represents an exercising woman, the artist has used the ‘cropping’ technique for effect, and to emphasize the clean lines and shape of the subject’s body.
The composition is well-balanced. The viewer’s focus is immediately drawn to the woman’s slender shape. All other shapes in the painting are secondary to the principal subject.
The combination of passive blue and violet/black colours used for her clothing, are in contrast to the soft skin tones of the woman’s athletic body.
There is soft light and energy in the painting, and by placing patches of lighter colours in the distance, a sense of 3D has been achieved. The artist has used a steady hand to paint curved line, and smoothly blended paint, where necessary.
The mood is a happy one, and the feminine qualities of the subject are eye pleasing. The artist had a strong sense of the topic when he painted this uncomplicated semi-abstract.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)