Predominantly a master of the human figure, British painter Euan Uglow was actually prolific in all three life studies: figure, still life and landscape. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that are not hyper real, but almost sculptural in the care and attention that went into putting them together. He always worked directly from life, and never attempted to hide his process. Instead, almost all his paintings document his search for the subject matter he was painting. It’s amazing, really, to study just one of his paintings for an extended period of time; you’ll find there’s so much to discover. Also, let’s not forget to mention his brilliant ability as a colorist; I just find his palette choices yummy and delightful, don’t you?
Images via the BBC