The Invisible Woman by Mark Sheeky

G271A The Invisible Woman
Oil on canvas
Dec 2010 to Sep 2011, Size 693x1202 mm

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About this painting
This painting is about childlessness and the sadness of not having a family. To have no family, particularly for a woman, can seem like being invisible to all but those older than you.

We see a woman made of sky, barely visible in a landscape of frost. A dry cracked ram's skull mirrors her biology. The partial rainbow indicates a lack of completion. A seagull screams in panic. The landscape on the left shows a mother and child and on the right another face in melancholic green. The legs look as though they are made of stone.

Technical details
This was my largest painting to date. It is executed on polyester canvas, a brilliant surface for painting, being very tough and having excellent long term stability. The surface doesn't accept pencil easily so the underdrawing was traced onto the surface using oil paint.

The Invisible Woman
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