Monday, November 09, 2009

colors of the wind


In a recent post I mentioned some frustration with my own choice of coloring. Here is a new painting of my wife, after the drawing stage I flipped through my piles of reference and found this classical painting done by John Alexander White as my reference for the colors. I went a lot warmer but you get the idea, and it was a good way to use a color palette that turned out a lot more interesting then what I would have chosen otherwise.
I am also satisfied with the limited finish work that left the crosshatch work on certain areas like the jacket.

8 comments:

Daniel Bejarano Casarino said...

Fantastic job David great colors.

Aaron Wilkin said...

Really beautiful piece!!!! I'm in the process of doing a painting of my girlfriend, and you just re-inspired me.....so I thank you for that..

Ken said...

Yeh the cross hatching works really well. I always liked stuff that looked sketchy/textured. Not that this looks sketchy. It looks awesome!

mrityunjay said...

fuckinn brilliantt man!

Jenea said...

Awesome, she is like reall!

Becky said...

Your work is so life like - I love it. Beautifully done.

Lash LeRoux said...

Simply stunning, Dave. I love the composition.

pablo pablo said...

Beautiful, Dave, Beautiful