It's my intention to complete a minimum of 2 very large paintings 6ft by 4ft explaining the Basics of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. A year ago I began a large composition in this theme called "Beginnings" but I was unhappy with my drawing technique. I needed live models but couldn't afford to pay for them. I was also unsure of my genera. I seemed to move between surrealism, a kind of cubism, and portraiture in one canvas!! What I was trying to say was getting lost in my inability to hold a composition together. So I returned to pencil and painting studies "Finished Unfinished " "Isha's sister" and "The Boat - to be published here soon" are the successful pencil studies that took me some time and enabled the development of my own pencil technique/style "Oskar " is the result.
I'm now developing some lino cuts - these are freeing me from the intense fine line drawing. (I will post when finished.) Once I have finished the lino cuts I'll return to painting and sketching models (I'll find the cash or beg friends) before combining all these techniques into my first large composition "Beginnings"