Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ophelia


My newest painting of Ophelia. It is rather large for me....maybe 3 feet by 2 and 1/2. This is the under coat of acrylic using just Prussian Blue and White.
I have started the top coat of oils now using only blues. I am limiting my palette right now because I am scared to paint, timid in my choices. This limitation makes me bolder and the lack of color choices makes me concentrate on the strokes, the composition, the whole of the work. We will have to see if the limitation works....

6 comments:

Robyn said...

This is brilliant Leanne! I love the hands.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I am really liking this :) and I agree about not using colours, they are distracting.

Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous painting, I love the colour and composition.

svelteSTUFF said...

VERY promising!

Heather DeDona REALTOR/Broker 336-451-4498 said...

Very moving, could have this in my home.

leanne said...

Hey Robyn,
Thanks....I have a hand and foot obsession...not the weird kind, I just like to paint and draw them.

Thank you Jafa!
I am going to go off of color for at least a couple more paintings before I go back to my usual palette.

So glad you stopped by Ro. Thank you so much.

Hey Sue,
Keep your fingers crossed that it keeps going well...

Thanks for coming by Heather!
Tried to leave a comment on your blog but it wouldn't let me. I will revisit soon.

Leanne