Thursday, June 23, 2011

In the shade

Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"
Ann and I posed for each other the other day. She put me under a rose arbor, in the sun, a pretty spot but after half an hour I felt like a chicken in a broiler. I put her in the shade, and did this in about an hour. It was interesting to paint pale skin in the shade- it had to look cool and light, but at the same time, warmer and darker than her skirt. I'm fairly happy with the result, although it would have been nice to have another hour to work on it.

My plein air class at the Portsmouth Arts Guild starts next week, and there's still room if you're interested!


Anonymous said...

Looks like your friend got the the better end of the shade with coffee in time negotiate better Kathy! :)

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Wish I had more time to come to your class this summer, you are such an insightful teacher.Have fun!