29 May 2008
watercolor & carbon pencil on Arches R 300gsm, 14" x 10".
a portrait image of lula. she had sprawled her arms more but i asked her to tuck her hands toward her body. the hair is a golden yellow base (quinacridone gold) tinted with phthalo green, perylene black, cadmium scarlet, sepia. it barely hangs together but was fun to try.
the warm colors are not tinted with blue, which gives more brightness to the blue accents (eyes, wall) and the single green accent, the foliage through the blinds. the blouse pattern was painted without an underdrawing, to make it delicate.
i have felt an unexpected positive interest toward this young woman, a "wish you well" feeling about her life.
Posted by Bruce at 6:41 PM