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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Marla the Muse...take two...






Ahhhh....I feel so much better.

I decided to do another study from the life study of jewelry designer Marla 
Trudine (www.marlatrudine.com) this afternoon to make it more like her. Less bold color. More subdued. As I have talked about on the previous post, I can get really carried away with color.

And I don't like it anymore when I do.  It makes me cross with myself. Small notes of high color work for me in the right place.

This was a very cathartic experience for me. And I may do it more often with a study I am not happy with. I have plenty of them! I KNOW how I want to paint when I paint from life, it just doesn't always work out the way I want it to.

This way, you can go back in, work out what you didn't like about your study, and put what is missing in the new one. Then you take the learning to the next. HOPEFULLY.

Marla Trudine, 8x10", oil on linen.

Visit Marla's website www.marlatrudine.com to see her one of a kind jewelry pieces.





3 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

I like this one.... but I liked the first one... The model and the way she was dressed was definately va va va boom!! so why NOT go for the big color???

However, I will agree... it's good to paint what you want and how you want to paint it!!... Cathartic!!

Marian Fortunati said...

PS... I thought the underlined stuff was a link and clicked on it.... but nothing.....

Have a great two weeks.. May the muse be with you!! ;o>

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks Marian. Vavoom rules.