Thursday, January 22, 2009

oil on linen
5" x 7"

Portraits are challenging but also the most fun. Have been researching palettes used by famous portrait artists of history. There are so many different recipes for mixing flesh tones! I'm happy using yellow ochre, cadmium yellow medium, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, black, white, burnt sienna, raw sienna, cadmium red light, and (who knew?) viridian green to tone things down! Colors are like musical notes... permanent rose and cerulean blue helped bring out the highlights in the purple ribbon.SOLD

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