“Feis" 2’ X 2' Oil on canvas. 2006
Realistic rendering of the human figure had been of interest to me for a long while, and something I was able to indulge in at PAFA. I still was not certain how I could incorporate some of the methods I learned into my own art. I wasn’t interested in replicating old masters works or even painting in their style, but I was interested in using a more figurative approach. Feis was a break from the simplified, unblended, palette knife work. I worked on a smaller canvas, but wanted to give the work the same punch as the larger so I chose a bright background and stuck with mainly prismatic colors. This was also the first time I employed a model I’d previously painted, who’s androgynous nature I found fascinating, amazingly beautiful, and most worthy of an exploration in painting.
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Scott Anstett is a American artist, teacher, and avid cyclist living in the Pacific Northwest.