Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Study of Comics Reader at Starbucks"

Oil on Board
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I saw this little guy yesterday at Starbucks happily reading the comic pages as his mom was buying his beverage.  I worked with a triadic color scheme using alizaron yellow, pthalo blue and fanchon red (similar to napthol red) and white.  My board was prepared with a dark venetian red gesso which I thought would work well for the chair and floor area.  I really like using the darker gesso except that I have a hard time getting the lights as light as I want them.  I am going to do another version of this large, a different choice of colors and with a lighter-toned panel.  I love the subject!


Susan Roux said...

It is a nice subject. The boy is dwarfed by the large newspaper. I remember reading the comics and wondering why adults were more interested in all those other boring pages...

Merry Christmas.

Linda Popple said...

Great job! I like the touches of light. And l like your subject. Thanks for sharing your palette. I think painting this again using a different palette will be fun and interesting to see. Looking forward to it!

Pam Holnback said...

Great job w/ all the values and limited details.

Paula K. Cravens said...

You have had a productive year! Merry Christmas, Vicki.