6 x 8"
oil on panel
I absolutely love the figurative paintings by the British painter Euan Uglow - an easy choice for the letter U in my series ArtistZ.
Uglow's painting method involved a lot of measuring and mathematics, and those markings could often be seen on the finished paintings. Taken from a biography of Uglow "his measuring process was laborious and time consuming to the point that Uglow himself joked that one model he began painting when she was engaged, was still painting when she got married and did not finish until she was divorced."
What I particularly love is how he painted color in blocks or areas, surprising any viewer with skin tones that include greens, violets, golds, reds, greys, etc. He, like Lucian Freud, has taught me so much about painting skin in a bold and realistic way.