Monday, April 9, 2012

Patty

Diane Mannion, PATTY, 8x6" oil
I had my Heady Portrait students pose for snapshots.  Printed them in black and white and had them do self-portraits.  Patty was doing a splendid job on her portrait last week even though it's not easy to paint teeth and smiles!  But her smile is so lovely, I didn't have her pose for a straight shot.  I painted this version today using the Zorn palette... Anders Zorn painted with cad red, black, yellow ochre, and white. Amazing how many colors and flesh tones can be achieved with those colors alone.  And it takes a lot of guess work out of which colors to choose.  This was also a popular palette for Sargent. 

2 comments:

Maria Hock said...

Lovely, expressive and I love that you used Zorn's palette. That is something I haven't tried yet but plan to. I love the lights and darks on this piece also.

Linda Popple said...

Beautifully done!