Gallery: People

People paintings
by Douglas Laing

Of all things, paintings or drawings of people are held to fairly exacting standards. We instinctively know when a torso is too long, or a head too small, or when an improperly foreshortened body just looks . . . well . . . wrong.

Some of the rules of proportion can be stretched or broken to achieve certain abstract (even surreal) effects that capture a mood, imply motion or help start a visual narrative.

I wonder what monkeys think of us . . .

The works shown here are in no particular order.
To view a larger image and information about the work, click on an image below.

View the Hands series of paintings. Click to view the Hands series of paintings.
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P.O. Box 659, Winchester, Ontario. K0C 2K0   613-774-5180
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© 2012 Douglas Laing