Over at Zoe in Wonderland a fantastic new maquette has appeared.
Zoe wrote to me:
‘I’m super-happy that you like it. I’m so glad you showed me how to do these. They change the whole process for me. They allow me to play much more on the panel. (Otherwise I’m too afraid of mucking things up and being left with gummy lumps of paint.) I can take a lot more chances with these. It also helps so much with composition, because of seeing how things ‘fit’. It’s endlessly helpful.’…Zoe has really taken to heart the use of maquettes as compositional tools, and her recent paintings illustrate how well the practice is working for her. I keep returning to this one, shown recently at her blog site together with the maquettes that were used to make it. I find that horse head fitted snugly between the man and woman most compelling.…Agwe and Erzulie……