A soft complementary contrast of muted purples and creams comes in to play in this piece. The gestural alla prima quality of the painting is left apparent with the fusion of the toned background with the final composition.
Creating 'Female Figure Alla Prima 9th Nov '14'. . .
This piece was painted alla prima with a simple pallet of
1. First the ground was toned with Burnt Umber + Ultramarine Blue. Then the figure was roughly sketched in with paint as one would a gesture drawing, finally refining and adjusting with a turp dipped cu-tip.
2. After pre- mixing most of the skin tones, the darker shadows were painted in first, paying attention to the variety of hues present.
3. Though the body was mostly completed first, the whole painting was kept moving so as to clarify judgment of hues and tones for the whole piece.
Check out my blog post Figure Oil Painting Practice 9th Nov '14 for a little more detailed description of the process !
More info on exactly what to expect when purchasing 'Female Figure Alla Prima 9th Nov '14' . . .
'Female Figure Alla Prima 9th Nov '14' is signed in the front and back, and comes with a signed
'Certificate of Authenticity', with details of the piece...
This piece has been undeniably authenticated with my thumbprint in oil (blurred here for confidentiality) and signed and dated on the back with W&N Waterproof Peat Brown Ink.
Created in 2014
The 3rd image is an estimate size of the unframed painting compared to an average person ( 5f 7" )
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