Thursday, January 27, 2011

Soft Touch

This is the first time I experimented with a black background. I coated the Gessobord panel with two coats of black gesso. Once it was dry, I painted as usual. Next time, I will try to leave more of the black exposed, particularly around the edges of the subject. With this one I was really working on lost and found edges. I love trying to get them to fade right into the background...and just disappear.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 (with free display easel) + shipping
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6 comments:

Kathy Mallat said...

Nice! I especially love the blush color.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Wonderful!!

Katie Wilson said...

These guys are awesome. I love your paintings.

SUZY MORGAN said...

Love this piece .... the purple gives me goose bumps !

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

really like the explanation of how this was done. I'd love to try it... wow.. I really like this one !!

Michael Chamberlain said...

Beautiful! I especially love the choice of background color, the stems, the touch of red and how you handled the highlight. Very nice work!