Once again, I have been thinking about the different styles of painting and I decided that I would make some more in-depth research on the artist called Elly Smallwood. I have been following her progression for quite some time now and I think her work is amazing and am most drawn to the choices of fleshy tones, which she uses.
I am particularly interested in her earlier work from 2014/15, and as as you can see below, she is really bold with her brush strokes and the untamed yet ever- so carefully positioned black lines seem to add a sense of anguish for me personally
Below is a more recent piece from late 2015, and I feel that the texture of the piece adds more intrigue to the painting on a whole. I like the fact that her work is so detailed yet the brush stroke movements appear to be impulsive and spontaneous. Furthermore, I feel that her work is relevant to my subject and I feel that she does a great job of creating a feeling of distortion and manipulation through her style.
Below, are some images of my own work, which embodies a more impulsive technique.