Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oil Sketch of Blue Girl

This is a 10"x14" oil painting on canvas, painted from life in about early 2007, in an uninstructed painting workshop. I believe I used ultramarine blue and titanium white.


  1. reminds me of a cross between cicely tyson and grace kelly

  2. Jean
    I came upon this link I wanted to share with you. It's a show of New Deal artist'. The timing for this theme is rather prophetic (or maybe after the fact) hmmm


    A New Deal For Artist 1934

  3. I don't know what I feel about this, JS. Do I want to say "What's this?", or, "Hey, Wow!"

  4. I really love this, Jean. There is something to moving and poignant about the figure's expression. This is exquisite!

  5. I don't know if its the color that makes it haunting or if its the figure that gives it this quality.

    I guess it's both.

  6. Thank you for all of these comments. The model was quite lovely, as was the pose. I like the sketch, too, which is why it has survived without being painted over (unusual for a canvas around here).

    PA, thanks for the link to the New Deal artists. I looked at it, but I want to go back and check it out more slowly, again. There's so much there.