December 04, 2007

Ingrid Indoors (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Ingrid and I don't often work together indoors; her preference for natural settings mirrors my own, and usually we just try to pretend winter doesn't happen. In this case however, she asked if I wished to come over to her place, and build on some of the work we have done recently with skulls.
Digital original, 2 frame stitch
I most often find colour works best when it is subtle; in this case, the slight colour of the sheets behind Ingrid emphasize her skin colour. The shallow depth of field focuses the image on the skull and hand, but the colour completes the image.
Digital original
I don’t often include much context with my indoor Nudes, but in this case, Ingrid’s wall of plants seemed the perfect setting for this portrait. The light, coming through a single window, was just perfect, especially on her face, set against the cascade of spider plants behind her.
Digital original
I am still completely enamored with the beauty of bone and skin, and would love to do a whole series of different skulls and models...the only real issue is quite obvious...where to get the skulls. For now, I will content myself to work with the small number Ingrid has, and the one bovine skull I own.

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