Monday, January 17, 2011
Woman With Cowlick Holding Rose; Woman Holding Rose 2
The top painting is oil on 16"x20" canvas.
The bottom painting is oil and oil pastel on 12"x16" canvas.
It was overcast this morning when I started the top painting. Just about an hour later, the sun had come out, just in time for the bottom painting.
Both of these started with underpaintings. The top painting had some light blue and some yellow and burnt sienna acrylic paints rubbed on the canvas first.
The bottom painting has a canvas that was started in oil pastels a couple of months ago at Rutamaya, so the background that shows represents the walls there, with some oil paint added on top.
What I had on my palette for the top painting was titanium white, ivory black, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light, and alizarin crimson. Basically, a version of the limited Zorn palette, which I've been using lately for my paintings.
For the bottom painting, I added a little ultramarine blue to the palette.
The model was actually wearing a simple black knit hooded pull-over.