Category: Oil Painting
It’s important to work from the creative right brain and have some fun too!
16×20″ oil on linen panel
Let’s not forget about this one. Ive been working hard for a couple of months now on this painting and Im getting close to giving birth and letting it go.
My sweet daughter Braeden again, in the shade of the old building near the canal outside of Washing DC. The setting is back lit, late afternoon, soft light. I love the ancient window and sill, her scarf, and the cool light on her fair flesh tone. I also love the subtle gray tones and subdued color palette.
You can see the progress I’ve made. The bottom image was very early in the painting, and the top image has been refined after much work, and I still have more to do!
Inspired by my little ballet girls trying on costumes. I may decide to warm this painting up more. We’ll see.
This painting is inspired by my very special 17 year old daughter, Braeden. She graciously volunteered to model for me near an old building that may have been built around the time of the civil war. It’s located near the canal just outside of Washington DC. We set her up in late afternoon light on an antique bench in front of the old building. She is in very soft, natural, cool, sky light in the shade. However some direct sunlight did dapple the side of the building on the upper left corner of the painting. I love how the old paint was peeling off the bench.