15 August 2007
Winsor & Newton CP 300gsm 14" x 10". 5 hours.
this painting, which is the same as the first life pose i did with margaret, kind of jumped the queue ahead of all the other paintings i have working. i find the images of margaret peculiarly compelling and interesting to paint.
the eyes here are sepia, burnt umber and quinacridone gold. the overall color of the skin is less harsh than it appears in the digital image, but i find it hard to match delicate flesh tones at high luminance.
the gold background is a bit brighter than the previous portrait, but also darker, and the pose is much more static. cobalt blue and chromium oxide provide the cool tones.
Posted by Bruce at 3:45 PM