18/100 for 2013 – After the Bath (after Basanoff)

After the bath, oil on canvas, 40x50cms
After the bath, oil on canvas, 40x50cms

This is another painting I’ve done for the local art society show themed “Fakes and Frauds”. I love the serene, enigmatic nudes of Alex Basanoff and his work just cried out to me – “paint me again!”. I feel there is a lot to take away from his work. The sharply defined shadow, the glowing light areas and the black background remind me of Georges de la Tour. Influence flows like a river from one artist to another, enriching as it goes.