It is a great pleasure to introduce Mark’s latest masterpiece! At the time of writing this blog no title has been selected, but it is a 28 x34 oil on linen. This painting all came about because these girls needed professional photos for a ballet audition. The girl on the left is Brydon, a long term muse for Mark who has been used in many of his paintings. The girl on the left, Anna, is Brydon’s best friend. They were adorable together and laughed and carried on through the whole session. The reference photo the painting was created from was not contrived in any way, but was a moment caught in time during their interaction.
At first Mark was debating whether or not to make the back ground more complex, but than decided the clean white back ground made the figures pop out more.