Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Art!!

Well, not really all that new, but still, new to this blog. I painted this portrait last month, about two weeks before the move. I actually really like it quite a bit, so for now I'm going to hold on to it instead of posting it in the shop. Like the last two bird paintings I did, this one is painted on beveled wood. I tried to get soft contrasts between the limey background and the more muted gray tones on the border. In addition, I wanted to be very bold with my skin color choices. I'm quite happy with the dramatic pinks and whites on her face. I think the woman in the portrait is quite chic, and you kind of want to get to know her more when you look at her.

Materials: 8x10x1 inch beveled wood, acrylic paints