Friday, August 15, 2008

"The Red Skirt"

Oil on Board
NFS at this time

This is of Laura when we visited Mockingbird Gallery here in Bend last week. I love to paint her--she's so interesting to watch--comfortable in her body. This doesn't do her justice, but I am happy with the painting--except I might decide to soften that diagonal line that leads your eye out the bottom right corner! I had a tough time with the color--trying to choose a palette that was like the scene itself, but it just didn't work. I simplified it to a couple of cad reds, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, white. It's amazing to me the range of colors you can get with those. This painting is for an upcoming show.


ChrisB said...

I love this painting - great job.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like it alot!