Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Sidelong Glance" - A Limited Palette Portrait oil painting

8 x 10"
oil on canvas

This is the first time I've ever painted flesh tones without using Cadmium Red. I got the idea from the paint sets my students used at my last workshop: white, black, ultramarine, cadmium yellow, and alizarin crimson. What?! I squeezed some cadmium red onto one of their palettes at one point and heard, "OH! That's what I was trying to mix all last week with this!" Pointing to her pile of Alizarin. Truly, you will never make Cadmium red from Alizarin crimson, but apparently you can make very lovely skin tones and never need to try!


Brad Miedema said...

Love the figure painting! Perfect!

Jay Arrera said...

Beautiful. Love the portraiture.