02 June 2008

april

watercolor on Arches HP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".

a portrait study of april, primarily to explore the projection of her nose in relation to the rest of her face, and the overall shape of her hair.

i used a very simple color and light scheme in imitation of 15th century continental portraits.

no blue in the painting.

3 comments:

Alina Chau said...

lovely painting

David Burge said...

Have you revisited April?

This is ceratainly underdeveloped
and dry looking.
It would be great to see a dinkum portrait of her rather than this..."15 century"...we didn't have access to saturated pigments version.

Hope all is well with you.

Burge

Anonymous said...

I have just recently found your blog, after several years of using Handprint as my most accurate source of watercolor reference material. Thanks for all of your time and effort.
The profile is quite interesting, as the gesture expresses the sitter's attitude and personality (i think).