Friday, February 08, 2013
SOLD1 Red Haired Girl 20x24 oil
This began as a class demo. I started with several photos. a few of pretty girls and a few from our trip to the Wichita Mts. Like Frankenstein, I took a hand from one photo, a face from another, a pretty outfit from another and borrowed the hair from another photo. All combined into this painting of a lovely girl taking a walk through the woods. I think all little girls imagine how wonderful it would be to have very long hair. If we grow up to be artists, we realize our dreams through our painting.
I took a little bit of hair off the top and left side. I took a tiny bit off the chin and added a little to the left side of the forehead and left cheek. I also brought a hint of blue further out to the left to suggest a portion of her dress. I feel better.
I reworked her flesh a little and then took a photo in a darker room. Man the color sure is different. I need to go retake this in light!
Better. Can you tell what other changes I made? see below for answer :-)