Saturday, March 13, 2010

White Linen

The idea here is one of "values" with layers of glazes in the shadows contrasted against the impasto in the highlights. I used a full range of transparent, translucent and opaque paints applied from washes, scumbles to thick impasto via palate knife for the white linen. It is small about 8 inches by 12 inches on board, not canvas.

I almost always paint head sizes smaller than life because they are more elegant. Hope you enjoy the work. If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them. If you haven't gone back into my archive, please take a minute to do so.



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Blogger dianne said...

And the finished painting is beautiful,it has a breath of freshness, the crsip white blouse and the lustre of her pearl earrings ... so too the sketch.
I love her fine features, her full lips and the transluscence of her skin all framed by her hair and her eyes look out from the shadow of her hat...really lovely. xoxo ♡

March 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger painter said...

Hi Dianne,

Thank you for your kind thoughts. You have a wonderful eye and a gift for words.

I am thankful that my paintings add a bit of beauty, joy and peace to your world.

Enjoy your dance.



March 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

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