Monday, September 28, 2009

Girl with an Orange Scarf (in progress)



Oil paint on 12"x16" canvas.

I'm painting from a photo I took this spring, while visiting Portland.

13 comments:

  1. i know it is in progress , but i liked this . i liked the background a lot .

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  2. I like the scarf and the way it connects to the oragne in the store window. I wonder, was there really such a serendipitous pairing of color, or is that a place where you creative license to build themes and colors?

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  3. I like this girl a lot. Probably more than KB.

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  5. Thanks, all. I probably took this a bit too far before photographing it; it feels really close to done to me at this point. But I'm giving it some time off the easel before I look at it again.

    Margaret, the blues and oranges are in the photo--not so intensely, but at least suggested; I'm exaggerating it and playing with it. You're right, the juxtaposition of colors (and shapes) is what made me paint this.

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  6. Thanks for the explanation. I'm so interested in your process.

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  7. I thought my comment from a few days back went through. (It's tough to be on Wordpress in a blogger world). I have more trouble getting comments through
    anyhow
    I like all the horizontals and diagonals in this composition. And the color choices..... Acid lemon next to that square of aqua then coming in with a power punch of orange. Looks like this was fun to paint.

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  8. Hey and thanks, Scrybe.

    PA, thanks. I've had trouble with comments, too--on blogger--which doesn't seem fair, at all. It was fun to paint.

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  9. Hallo Jean, I love the colors.
    I thought to see a drawing of Cassandra. She seems to be disappeared;-)
    Kind regards.

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  10. Jean must be painting fast and furious. No time to chat.

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  11. Thanks, Annie. Yeah, Cassandra's gone from the site.

    Hi, AH. I can too chat. Though correlation between painting and posting runs more like, the more time spent painting, the more likely I am to post.

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