I recently returned from Paris where several late paintings and pastels by Degas at the Musée d'Orsay knocked me out.
Towards the end of his life Degas was losing his eyesight, as a result his artistic process loosened up. Towards the very end, he painted in very broad strokes: smudging the oil paints directly on the canvas with his palm and fingers. Prompted by this insight, I was inspired to copy several late Degas paintings using the iPad Brushes App billed as “digital finger painting”.
|Dancers in Blue (after Degas) Al Doyle, 2011|