Refiguring the Figure

I never know how to draw a figure.

 

I try to draw so fast that it’s done before there’s time to figure it out.

 

I ask models not to pose, just to be alive and at home in their bodies, and often to move as I draw. 

 

When Matisse was on his deathbed, Giacometti came to make some sketches of him.

Matisse leaned over to look at one and said, “You don’t know how to draw. You’ll never know how
to draw.”

 

Then after a moment he said, “I don’t know how to draw either.”
 

WHEN YOU WERE EVE
WHEN YOU WERE EVE

oil on canvas, 30x48”

EGONAGAIN
EGONAGAIN

oil on canvas, 48x30”

IN DEFENSE OF EVE
IN DEFENSE OF EVE

oil on canvas, 30x48"

IN DEFENSE OF EVE 2
IN DEFENSE OF EVE 2

oil on canvas, 48x30"

GARDEN OF EPITHETS (Eve diptych)
GARDEN OF EPITHETS (Eve diptych)

oil on canvas, 28x36"

VERBACIOUS IN VIOLET
VERBACIOUS IN VIOLET

oil on canvas, 52x32"

PROPOSITION 1
PROPOSITION 1

watercolor on paper, 15x22"

PROPOSITION 2
PROPOSITION 2

oil on canvas, 56x36"

PROPOSITION 3
PROPOSITION 3

oil on paper, 22x15"

ACROBAT 1
ACROBAT 1

oil on paper, 22x15"

ACROBAT 2
ACROBAT 2

oil on paper, 22x15"

ACROBAT 3
ACROBAT 3

oil on paper, 22x15"

ACROBAT 4
ACROBAT 4

oil on paper, 22x15"

APPARITION 1 (collage)
APPARITION 1 (collage)

pen & ink on paper, 26x19"

APPARITION 2
APPARITION 2

monotype on rice paper 20½x17"

APPARITION 3
APPARITION 3

pen & ink on paper 23x17½"

INCARNATION 1
INCARNATION 1

pen & ink on paper, 19x26”

INCARNATION 2
INCARNATION 2

pen & ink on paper, 19x26”

INCARNATION 3
INCARNATION 3

pen & ink on paper, 19x26”

PARAPHRASE 1
PARAPHRASE 1

pen & ink on paper, 15x21"

PARAPHRASE 2
PARAPHRASE 2

pen & ink on paper, 15x21"

PARAPHRASE 3
PARAPHRASE 3

pen & ink with chalk on paper, 18x23”

PARAPHRASE 4
PARAPHRASE 4

pen & ink wtih chalk on paper, 11½x18”

PARAPHRASE 5
PARAPHRASE 5

brown chalk on paper, 11½x18”

RE-POSE 1
RE-POSE 1

ink and acrylic on paper, 30x20.5"

RE-POSE 2
RE-POSE 2

acrylic on canvas, 48x36"

RE-POSE 3
RE-POSE 3

red chalk on paper, 19x13"