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Friday, May 10, 2013

Radiant

10 x 20
oil on canvas
This lovely young woman is one of my co-workers who graciously agreed to model for me.  We chose a day she was available that just happened to be a perfectly beautiful day.  I'm so happy with the cooperative sunlight and shadows - just what I was hoping for.   And I'm equally grateful that, as much as I tried and nearly succeeded, I didn't fall into this fountain while I was setting up her pose.  The title of this painting refers to the subject more than the wonderful sunlight. Emily thank you.  You are beautiful inside and out.

4 comments:

  1. Love your composition! She looks very lovely. You got lucky with this sunshine! Made for some great shadows.

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  2. Thanks Cathy! Even now I see things I think I should tweak but I think there's a point where you just have to leave it alone.

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  3. What a wonderful painting! I love the format and the almost graphic layout, the green on top, the shadow and how it gets ligther at the bottom.... But most of all I love how you caught your friends smile. Definitely radiant!

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  4. Hi Regula! Thank you so much. How nice that you got to visit Maria. One of these days it would be nice to have a HH class reunion!

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