Tuesday, July 10, 2012
20"x 16" oil
by Robin Dodge
Photograph by Mel Shockner
My inspiration was the early work of Degas which bared the distinct influence of the dutch painters. As he matured as a painter he found bolder brush strokes and the use of vivid colors, he blurred the line between portraiture and genre painting.
My design strategy was to create a snapshot of a single moment, a fly on the wall experience.
My work process was to companion up the dark of the old with the bold brush stroke and emerging brilliance of vivid color.