Sunday, August 31, 2014

Harp Solo by Sally Shisler

"Harp Solo" 201443
4x4" Oil on Board
I'm learning lots from doing these studies on toned board. In the first of the series, Piano Solo, I mentioned that I toned gessoboard with acrylic paint - a mix of thalo blue and raw umber. I like it. I've used it again here. And also my FAVORITE painting color of all time - alizarin crimson. This color is amazing. So much feeling. It looks good everywhere - even on my dog's snout. Also in my hair, though I don't put it there on purpose : ) OK - that said, about the painting. I didn't mean for her to appear to be in a choir robe; it just turned out that way. It's the draping sleeve on the front arm. Because I love to drag paint into paint, this is the effect I get. Oh well. The painting was challenging enough that by the end, I didn't want to mess it up. Like my good painting buddy Noreen Coup says, "DON'T TOUCH IT"!
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