Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chinese umbrella 9"x12" oil

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What I painted today in the portrait group was crap! yes, crap, so I wiped it off and am posting what I painted Friday in my Go Figure session.   Now the most exciting thing was the way the light was coming through the umbrella and I painted it with lots of light coming through but that made the face and skin tones pale in comparison.   I remember when I was there the skin tones were the brightest thing on the composition so when I got home I darkened the umbrella and the effect was just what I wanted, the person stands out.   I learned a lesson that day.

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Jody Regan Paints! said...

Beautiful. I love the harmony and agree that the value of umbrella light vs skin tones was a great challenge. You handled it well!

Brad Miedema said...

Wow Claudia! You went from crap to a gem! I really like this composition and the way you executed it. The umbrella is a great background element and the red vest makes for a wonderful vocal point. Love it!

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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Claudia, seriously, this takes my breath away - WOW!