Painting the Blacksmiths at Wrought Artworks,Bay 1/2 Eveleigh Railway Workshops
They only stand in these positions for a few moments at a time - but these movements are repeated sequentially over and over again throughout a couple of afternoons. I soon decide on a couple of poses that to me are the most characteristic and dramatic of the sequence.
In this canvas, the taut expression of Chris and the tension shown in the tightness of his forearms and the strained balance of his pose add to the feeling of potential danger, and are a tribute to the level of skill required by their craft.
|'Forging at Wrought Artworks' 2010 oil on canvas 36x46cm |
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