Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Redhead

Since I usually paint people who aren't holding still, it's a luxury to work from a posed model for a change. Instead of portraying the model exactly as she appeared in the art studio, I imagined her standing in a forest, turning to listen to a far-off sound.

The study is painted in watercolor with a bit of gouache, and it's very small: 5 x 8 inches.

7 comments:

Graig said...

BEAUTIFUL, James. You can really feel that light.

Keith Parker said...

Ah, the trusty moleskin I presume.

Paschalis said...

Awesome, as always!

Paschalis

Tom Hart said...

Another wonderful piece, James. You usually work so rapidly and with a "moving target" so I wonder how you spent the additional time you had to do this one (?). I see that the insription on the study says "2 hours". Did you use the full time? How did you apportion that time - more on the preliminary sketch, or...?

cashwiley.com said...

Turning at a sudden sound, she doesn't see the hand reaching for her over her right shoulder...

Dun dun duuunnnnn!

Betsy said...

Went to the Arkell today to see your show. I had great expectations based upon how amazing your books are, however the originals are excrutiatingly stunning. Thank you so much!

Charles Flaum said...

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