Fantastic colors!and expression!
Very good use of complementary colors. Great dramatic piece.
Zounds! Wonderful work.
Wonderful colors - and the texture is great. Is that a result of the oil pastels?
Love the colors.Bring to mind a couple of songs:Am I Blue? and Lavender BlueNow they're stuck in my head.
Thanks, all.Katherine, the texture is from the (mostly) dried oil paint, which shows in areas that I've applied the pastels, some of which are smeared and some laid on top.
The texture does very nice things to set the mood of the painting. And the colors compliment it. I like the dash of violet on her leg. There's a transparency that makes the painting very dream-like.
Got yourself a stunner little lady. Really, I hope you have this one made into a print. Just a whole lot of nice things going on here (like the treatment right of flank and above bent leg)btw: I caught your reference to Seraphine de Senlis so I watched the movie (thanks, I'd have never caught this otherwise) I found a blogspot on it.
Ditto everybody on the GREAT colors here. One of my absolute favorites here. I like the lines too. Is she pregnant? I finally got to the Serpahine link today (was busy with a sub teaching gig for 2 weeks), and I'm hooked. She and Christopher Smart sound like quite the pair. I intend to look into both a lot more. These lives people lead, endure . . .
This must be what may later be know as your "multicolor phase."
ohhh this is especially fantastic! great light
It fits my mood on this cold and wet day. But I'm glad for clothes. It's cold!
Thanks, all.For those who are interested in genius/madness/religious obsessions: the recent-ish film Seraphine, with an amazing actress (Yolande Moreau) in the title role as the self-taught turn-of-the-century (19th to 20th)painter, Seraphine Louis.
Oh, that's a looker. Like she's draped over a lilac waterfall.
Such a peaceful pose, like she's sleeping on a giant lavender pillow.
Thanks, AH and Susan.Waterfall, pillow . . . .
Hi, good to come across your wonderful work. In this painting, fanastic use off colour and light.
Thanks, and welcome, Jackie.
What an eyecatcher! Beautiful!