Saturday, December 31, 2011

Spanish Beauty - A Work in Progress

I had started this painting on the second day of the Brian Smith workshop (see post 10 April 2011).

I have continued to do a little work on this painting as the mood takes me (see postings on 13 May 2010 and 31 May 2011).

I have thought about what the model had been wearing and am still undecided about whether or not to put in the long dangling earrings. I will probably wait until the painting is closer to being finished and decide at that point in time.

One of the changes I did decide to do was instead of having her wearing a blue blouse with a paisley pattern on it I preferred to have something a little less busy but with rich colour. This is why I painted her wearing a red shawl. This will provide a lot of contrast against the darkness of her hair which is still only partially blocked in.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have more of it completed.