Friday, November 7, 2008


This oil study was done very quickly, using a limited palette of blue, yellow, red, black, white, and an earth color (burnt sienna). The red bow contrasted very nicely with her dark hair, and the color is picked up again in her cheek. When I'm working this fast, I can't overthink what I'm doing-- the study sometimes ends up with a lively quality that can capture the sitter's personality better than a formal portrait, or even a photograph!
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