Oil on canvas, 36 X 48 inches, 2008
Jump is based on a photograph I found on the internet. The objective here was to produce a harmonious composition of related colors toned down in intensity with white and then glazed over to achieve the final depths of form and space. After transferring the initial drawing the tones were laid down in a sequence, one color at a time, though sometimes applying the colors wet into wet. What I was after was an expression of the dynamic motion of the body reflecting in the energy of the strokes both in her body and the space around it. My interest in these energetic strokes was inspired by the Italian Futurist painter Umberto Boccioni, whose style developed in the second decade of the 20th century.