Figurative
Paintings

Figurative works are a staple of painting.  They are an attempt to show the form as it appears to the eye.  Human forms are represented most often because artists are generally anthropocentric.  They are human, they deal daily with humans, they are taught in school to depict humans, and so they render their visions of humans willingly.  I am no different.

In my figurative works I have tried various ways to depict the human form.  Some of my works are more realistic, others more abstract, some are more tightly rendered, others more expressionistic.  I get bored with trying to paint figures the same way so I experiment with the depiction, and sometimes this leads to a successful work.  Despite the variety of these depictions, I believe a general style shows through this experimentation.

I have divided my figurative works into 3 categories:  Portrait, General, and Figure in Landscape.

© 2019 by John Hemmen