05 February 2008


Fabriano Artistico CP 300 gsm, 12" x 9".

this is another backlog painting, companion to the painting posted last week. same pigments and color scheme; the hair is slightly different.

the main contrasts are between the saturated backgrounds and the muted life colors, and between the dark eyes and earrings and the pale skin.

pyrrole orange, diluted far enough, shifts toward a mystical blue tint that is very different from the tints of cadmium scarlet, which shift toward yellow. it's a beautiful flesh tone, but unfortunately it is almost completely washed out in the photo. try light washes of pyrrole orange and you'll see what i mean.

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