Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ever Vigilant...365 Days of Drawing...

I love the challenge of painting firelight using super warm tones falling on skin or just about anything else.

I started with my drawing for the day to meet the challenge and then put some paint on focusing more on the color than anything else. The warms catching the down planes of the face and the cools catching the up planes. The final light on the cheek ended up being pure yellow and white. And quite a big glob of it at that. Love big globs of paint, don't you?

"Silent Vigil"
5 "x 7"
Oil on Linen Panel


Gwen Bell said...

This charming portrait is so beautifully bathed in light. I love the areas just above her eye and on the side of her jaw. Really lovely!

You are such a wonderful addition to Daily Painter Originals...Welcome!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you so much Gwen. I am a big fan of your work! Very happy to be with Daily Painter Originals and thanks for the warm welcome.

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