Friday, June 10, 2011

Oil Portrait

Singer, 6x6" oil
      This model posed at the Venice Portrait Studio, VAC this afternoon.  All the artists were inspired by her beauty and their paintings proved it. 
      My painting was sketched with Winsor red and linseed oil.  Wanted to try a different approach, change the way I usually work, which would be drawing with a brown or ultramarine blue.  Left the window behind her and the wall flat for a graphic look.  The four circles on the corners are impressions left by my wet panel carrier.  Could have blended the circles out but liked the way they looked, reminded me of a Japanese print, and they seem to enhance the design.  The vivid, flat colors on her collar resembles silk kimono fabric, echoing the Asian influence.

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