Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pretty Profile

I loved this profile. I hope I did her justice. Working the face in shadow is something I struggle with, adding greens and blues without loosing the freshness of the skin tones. For the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge I promised myself on days I have the time I would challenge myself with tough subjects.
oil on canvas 6" x 6" 

I started on a ground of burnt sienna. This was painted in quick and loose working mostly whites and a mixture of alizarin leaving the darks showing through.


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  2. Love your work. And I love that you challenge yourself. this is a lovely piece!

  3. Thank you for the lovely comments. They so encourage me.

  4. Such personality, you truly captured this young lady's sprit