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Naked Elegance

Terence Kelly
Width: 40cm
Height: 50cm
Oil on panel

About the artwork

Oil on Tintoretto wood panel box sides painted black so artwork can be hung without the need for a frame though the painting might be further enhanced by a professional framing service. I approached the subject with the intention of exploring texture and form and discovering shapes using the nude as a figurative reference while pushing towards the abstract. Using the chiaroscuro technique helps me contrast light and shadow to dramatic effect and the choice of oil paint with a minimal palette and the use of palette knives feel and look right for this work.    

About the artist

Figurative, expressionist
From my first scribbles with crayons to the discovery of oils and acrylics I know that even now I have a lot still to learn about art. I try to portray the human experience of looking in a different way than I did...
I have always been interested in art ever since I can remember; it has been a life long passion. The sea, landscape and the female form are subjects I paint constantly. I studied under William Turner, whose...