Thursday, February 9, 2012

Girl With A Pearl Ear-ring

Girl with a Pearl Ear-ing
Oil on linen panel
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Anytime I can paint a girl with a pearl ear-ring I will, in homage to one of my idols Vermeer.

This is my class demo at The California Art Institute yesterday from life model, Zhanna, a favorite of mine. She is not only beautiful, but smart and meditative while posing.

 I want to show some nice clean shapes like the shadow under the nose and perhaps the upper eyelid.

 I want some of the skin to be smooth, but some of it to show brushwork.

I want some areas thick with paint and some sheer like under the neck.

I want some soft edges and some really hard ones.

But most of all I want to paint a girl with a pearl ear-ring as good as Vermeer.


Portrait Painting said...

Lovely painting a girl with a pearl ear-ring.Thank you sharing.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you!