Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shades of summer

I find my posts are still sporadic...maybe it's my summer schedule that is getting in the way...I'm sorry, anyway, this young lady has her summer shades on..I love painting dark hair in shades of blue and purple..it beats the straight forward sepia or van dyke brown shades...always experimenting and trying to push my palette...

7 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Your experimentation is admirable! The hair doesn't scream out that is is purple, but the color adds to the mood of the piece so beautifully, and the other purples throughout the piece unify it perfectly. I like this idea very much! Well done!

Dee Doyle said...

Nice painting! I, too, use purple in dark hair. I particularly like using some QBO with a little purple to warm it up a bit. And some cerulean in the "underpainting" part of doing hair, for highlights. Always enjoy your blog submissions. Isn't technology great for us to all connect through the blogosphere? good to see you back!

Irina Sztukowski said...

Hi Annelein,
The blue is great solution here. It is like air penetrates each hair and reflects in the sunglasses. Very alive painting. Her sunglasses don't cover her soul for sure :0)
Thanks,
Irina

Heather said...

The colors you are using are so beautiful! This painting looks so soft. Nicely done!

Manuel Teixeira said...

A beautiful picture with some nice colors.

Scott Parker said...

You bring so much life to your work. Beautiful job

Mari Jose Molina said...

Wonderful portrait! the colors are beautiful, especially the purple in her hair..