Wednesday, February 19, 2014
This commissioned painting has had quite an evolution, beginning with a monochrome oil drawing. At one point I thought it was done but after the paint dried the skin tones just weren't pleasing to me anymore. And I decided that overall there was too narrow a value range. So I lightened the pink fabric to almost white so the hands were set off better, added some darker shadows and added some new colors and subtleties which I hoped would give the hands a more 3D appearance. Previously I had the painting in a vertical format but this afternoon decided I like it better horizontal. I may need to move that signature for the new orientation but I'll ask my collector first, how she'll intend to hang it. I'm so pleased she now has three of my paintings, all commissioned. Thanks, Judy!