Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This is our model from yesterday. I named her Rose but I don't think that's what her mother named her. I forgot to ask her name; she seems like a Rose to me. And you know, a rose by any other name... In the cruel digital photo, she looks much more haggard than she does on the canvas. My concept for Rose was "light." I wanted to depict the light washing over just her hair and the small part of the face that it happened to catch, but show the ambient light still bouncing around, as ambient light is so wont to do. Also, I created the image without a single drawing line. I'm getting better at that and I'm liking the speed of it.


  1. I love this portrait and think it is one of your best. The light and colors are great but what strikes me is the softness of the face of a sad woman ( the lips, the eyes) yet someone who is strong and proud.

  2. nice work here. This is a lovely portrait of 'Rose.

  3. Thank you very much. I feel sad when I look at it. The picture of the painting feels sader than the original though.