Thursday, December 29, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers 3

Red Hot Chili Peppers 3 

I’m going into what I will laughingly refer to as my “blue period” starting with Red Hot Chili Peppers 3. I just love this aqua blue background color! It’s a real happy-maker for me; looking at this shade of blue never fails to lift my spirits. And I am going to paint as many different fruits and vegetables on this background as I can. I want to exhaust the great color combinations I can make with this happy shade of blue.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sunhat

Sunhat

This is a favorite head study I painted several years ago right around when life painting was starting to come together for me. The painter I was painting with wanted to mix things up and put a hat on the model for the evening. I found the effect the hat had of putting her face in warm shadow except for her nose and mouth really appealing. So, her mouth became the center of interest for me which somehow managed to come out very simple but still very sensitive.