Saturday, February 25, 2012
New painting-flapper piece with limited earth palette
I just finished this piece for the Oil Painters of America competition. It's title "Flapper" and is 38x18" oil on linen canvas. I used the limited palette I designated several posts back with titanium white, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, venetian red, transparent maroon, sap green, ivory black, and blue black. It was a bit challenging in the beginning, but also very simple to use. I could not achieve any bright reds or other vivid colors, but that also makes for a combination of colors that are harmonious and complementary on a subtle level.
Her mouth probably has the most chromatic use of the red family, and I tried to scale everything else against that.
The silver shoes were fun to paint, I hope to get to paint metallic textiles again.