Sunday, November 6, 2011
In Full Color
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This is my most recent private commission. It was an interesting assignment, in that the woman who commissioned the painting, wanted me to work from a black and white photograph of her children when they were younger. So, in effect, this was a value study. To aid in my color selection, she supplied me with fabric swatches from the room in which it will hang. Every time I am working on a painting and something just doesn't look right, nine out of ten times it is a problem with value. I actually think that working from a black and white photograph this time helped me to stay true to the value more easily than when working from a colored photo or from life.