Black and White Fans


Black and White Fans (detail)1986. Charcoal on Fabriano paper

This is a study for the painting of the same name. The antique fans were lent by a fellow student, Rosalie de Meric. I changed the composition quite dramatically for the large canvas. However the study of tones and textures on the dark fan helped a great deal once I was working on the painting.


Black and White Fans, 1986. Charcoal on Fabriano paper, 92 cm x 92 cm. Before framing.

The square format was an interesting experiment which suited the composition well.

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