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April 16, 2012

the female anatomy ….. raquel welch


Although he used models to compose his paintings ( using an old projector to project his sketches before rendering the paint- in a true camera obscura mode like those renaissance artists) he renders the lines with precise anatomical details. He is able to capture the pose, the expression and the mood very very well, almost as if he knows what needs to go on canvas before he renders it. His artists eye is immaculate. His poses are artistic and while sexy they are never crude or exploitative.

April 16, 2012

the colours

His use of colours is  commendable. He uses the full palette. No monochrome nonsense in his art. Every colour is touched, always appropriately , never excessively. They way the colours gel together is worthy of much appreciation. They are a delight to the eye of the beholder.

He is a master of colour composition, trying to rejuvenate each cover with a different shade, a different end of the spectrum.

He is like a culinary genius or a musical maestro, each choosing various ingredients of their chosen art to create and compose a mixture that soothes, teases and entices the senses.

(thanks Docmo)

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April 16, 2012

the pose …..


McGinnis demonstrates an abject understanding of the feminine form. Like a renaissance artist rendering the mood and conveying an emotion, he knows how to compose the pose with the right amount of flirtatiousness, inviting the watcher yet showing an air of mystery, an air of coyness and mischief.

His study of the physiognomy and the feminine attributes are often stunning as if we have walked into the scene ourselves, observer becoming participant. They go way beyond the demands of a humble paperback artist. He is an illustrator of highest order. A genius. A humble, highly talented genius whose work needs wider appreciation beyond the tattered remnants of a paperback.

Wonder, silence, gratitude

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