painting drawing – works in progress

… if this works, my painstaking work (trying to make painting have the apparent immediacy of the drawing that engenders it) will look as if it was naturally made and a little slapdash. But the details below are being made with precisely the same care as this one (a first step on a possible new series about the presentation of – in this case –  Degas in the Prints & Drawings room in the British Museum):

DATE (detail) JONATHAN ELLIS oil on canvas April 2014

DATE (detail)
JONATHAN ELLIS
oil on canvas
April 2014

DATE (detail 2) JONATHAN ELLIS oil on canvas April 2014

DATE (detail 2)
JONATHAN ELLIS
oil on canvas
April 2014

Colour has elbowed its way back into the current work:

 

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