Saturday, August 06, 2011

Eveline - complete

8 x 10  
oils on canvas panel

Update:  I've added this better image now that some of the shine from the oil has diminished.  This is truer to colour and value of the original, though still a little light.

I've finished the final glazing and touches on this piece and am calling it done.  Well I may still tweak that left hand curler a little more, but aside from that I'm not touching it.  Because there is fresh oil on it, its difficult to get a decent photo, but this may be close enough for now.  Its a little darker and browner in real life.

Although a grisaille is usually the underpainting for a colour piece, I'm leaving this one alone as I like the sepia-like colour.  I used burnt umber for the base with some titanium white then glazed with Transparent Oxide Brown which I adore.  It adds such warmth to a piece.

I used poppyseed oil and a little turps for the final glaze then softened the strokes with a broad fan brush.  It needs to dry and sit for a few days, meanwhile onto a new piece.


Trade Your Talent said...

this is just beautiful!!

Billie Crain said...

Well done, Jeanette.:) A unique subject and simply charming. I'm glad you decided to leave this without color, too.

Eveline said...

Oohhh wow this is amaaaaaazing!! So glad you picked my picture to do a portrait of. Love it!

Hedera said...

This portrait is full of personality Jeanette. I also like the sepia colour tones...

sue said...

Fabulous work - just oozes character.

Jeanette said...

Thank you Trade.

Billie, thanks. I like the vintage feel to it using just umbers.

Eveline, I'm so happy you like it. I had a wonderful image to work with, thank you!

Hedera, I think it has a unique feel to it too. Adding colour would change it entirely.

Thank you Sue, I enjoyed painting Eveline.

vivien said...

excellent - and I really like that crop, her personality comes through even stronger

suzanneberry said...

this is truly stunning jeanette!! just amazing, i've been staring at it for the last five minutes and it's just taken me away! perfect!