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Monday, October 6, 2014

Continuing the underpainting on the latest painting

Painting "I shall fear no evil" by Stephanie Tihanyi
(all copyrights held by the artist)

For me, to be an artist means being able to see beauty in this world but also being unable to be unaware of the tragedy of the world we live in. As my heart breaks and my outrage ignites over the massacre's, beheadings, slavery and genocide, while the world chooses to stand and watch turns a blind eye to the evil of a religion, I find my paintings becoming very ugly, they now have death, blood and war in them.


I have done some more under painting in the old masters Flemish tradition of egg tempera, this is over an ink and English red earth ground. I hope to have all the under painting done by tomorrow, ready for the first glaze of yellow. I have used my live model sketches for my figure and the plant is a tall frangipani-like, white flowering plant, growing in my garden, of which I am yet to identify.






Painting "I shall fear no evil" by Stephanie Tihanyi
(all copyrights held by the artist)