|View from studio - distracting!!!|
A dear friend, who developed an allergy to paints, decided to clean out her studio . . .
I was asked, if I would like to acquire some of her canvases . . . and believe me these were extremely generous sized canvases . . . . from a generous friend.
I placed them in my studio, and walked past, eyeing them off, for some time . . .What to paint?
Then Brianna showed me a photograph that was taken of her for a photo-shoot . . It is an incredible photo, taken by a very talented photographer. (can't show you -copyright) It was taken at Kangaroo point. Brianna had her face whitened and her hair frizzed.
I thought I'd try to work with it, as my inspiration.
I pulled out one of the smaller canvases . . .you know the one . . .5ft x 3 ft Little!!!!! Barely there . . . . a tit of a thing
I made the preliminary sketches with charcoal and thin washes of acrylic.I added some more areas of interest . . . .and then, deliberately deviated from the photograph . I have since added more detail to hair, figure and dress . . . and will add more . . . and maybe a few more glazes . . .
Now, if I can just pin Brianna down to do the face . . . . and remaining details.
(A small photograph in a monochromatic scheme is not the easiest thing to use . . .)
Ps. I am enjoying using my studio . .the view is a bit distracting, and the animals and birds do turn up at the most inconvenient times, demanding my attention - but loving it!!!!