Gestural Ink Drawing #50
About this artwork
Artist Gail Ragains portrays an abstraction of a nude woman with gestural brushwork. The direct and unfiltered application of ink washes creates a sense of spontaneity in the composition. Gail approaches the piece with unexpected bursts of expression, followed by thoughtful lines made with bamboo reed. The model poses for one to two minutes, so the urgency to observe and capture the gesture quickly and intuitively is felt in the energy of this piece.