Thursday, August 30, 2007
A very good interpretation of an old black and white photograph. In the photograph she was holding a purse, but a friend of mine suggested that the painting would be more interesting if she were holding a letter-- so a letter is what she has.
I wanted to do another pastel after Allie because the color was so pleasing. Working with oils for the last year seems to have helped me better understand color. The pastels seemed easier to handle than they did last year. Hard to believe it was November of last year when I last painted in pastel: a portrait of Margarita.
14 x 18 OIL ON LINEN
I painted an oil the first day and sold it to a private collector the following day. My quickest sale ever! Allie's favorite color is the lime green. She posed in her prom dress and was an excellent model who was able to get back into position exactly! I am working on another oil since I sold this one but it is more difficult because I want it to be realistic and detailed instead of expressive. I love her eye in this one.
I have been working but we also took a little vacation this month and it was "get Katie ready for school month", so it's been busy. Here is what I have been working ojn.
Liz- finished-- top of the line- my current BEST work that I need to beat before I feel comfortable parting with her.
16" x 20" oil on canvas.