Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunset Profile



5 x 4 inches, oil on canvas, NFS
Again from the same photo but this time I painted her in oil and trying Hawthorne's 'spots of color' approach. I was just looking at Frank Gardner's 100 Mudheads Challenge site today and was glad to be reminded that I need to make paint spots that don't blend together. Every once in a while I have to relearn things because I get mentally lazy (or because my brain is just plain impaired). So in this study for the future portrait of my niece, I was attempting to follow Hawthorne's rule. And this is tiny if you will note the size. I'm not used to making such small strokes with a little bitty brush. Tricky, but a good exercise for me.

12 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

beautiful color and a very sweet face

suzannepaints said...

Well, my goodness. She is a little doll. I heard what fun y'all had at Roddy Tree. TB loved meeting you and was influenced by some wisdom you had. It's good to be a role model! Love this painting and your comments.

martinealison said...

L'ensemble des tons que vous avez utilisés sont sublimes et j'aime particulièrement cette jolie petite "bouille"... pleine d'innocence... belle peinture.
Gros bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

She is just adorable, Camille! You've done two wonderful jobs thus far!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Quel beau portrait, tes couleurs sont sublimes, j'aime ta composition! superbe!
bises
cath

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Cath, ca me plait, especialement car je sais que tu prefere mes portraits, si tu aime celui-ci tellement - ca me fait heureuse! Merci, mon amie! bises C

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

And thanks to everyone here, I think I emailed all of you... I think? :D

Weekend Abstrait said...

je regarde à nouveau tes toiles: ce profil est d'une beauté incroyable: j'aime énormément!

hmuxo said...

SO beautifully painted, Camille!!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Merci, ma chere Cath and thank you very much, Hilda!

Vern Schwarz said...

A real beauty... child and painting.

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