Saturday, 14 September 2013

Girl in straw boater



'Girl in a straw boater',  OPs over soluble crayons, 8 by 10 ins.,white  cartridge pape.

I did this one today mainly to see the effect of leaving areas of white on the image.  I think white heightens the  other colours.  Maybe it could be toned down by using Naples yellow instead of pure white but it doesn't matter much as its an abstract approach.  I am so enjoying doing these girl portraits.  Hopefully I will incorporate other imagery into this basic portrait style later.

 I owe the colour effects to my study of Picasso for the ATC swap at AFA tis month!!  As you can see, I have left off the 'Picasso' eyelashes in this one.

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