9 x 12 acrylic on wood panel
Available in my Etsy shop
As I have mentioned before, I have been trying to be a little more controlled with my colors. You know those paintings that draw you in because the palette is just so pleasing? That's what I aimed for here. A portrait with a simple background is the easiest way for me to do this vs say a landscape with lots of parts. I used THIS portrait by James Whistler as a guide at the beginning of my painting. I was wanting to capture the colors he used...lots of grays and yellows and that wonderful grayish-green in the background. However, her clothing went sort of minty green, but I really liked it so I left it that way. It was more of a pale blue before, but as my background turned more green, so did the dress.
I hope you are having an amazing week. We have been enjoying our sunshine and temperatures in the 80's, but for some reason, there is a chance for snow tomorrow. ????? Kansas is weird that way, but this is extremely unusual. Our trees are just now waking up!