This is a portrait of David Milne, Canadian painter 1882-1953. I have also included a closeup shot of the face as I just love the way his eyes are darting over to his unfinished work. This was done today using an old black and white photo as a reference. I love doing that as I am free to experiment with color and I am very pleased at the color in this painting. I tried out Gamblins Torrit Grey which is a wonderful greenish grey that mixes well with other colors. Torrit Grey is actually the residue of paint left behind on the Gamblin Artist Oil colors filtration system. Gamblin donated a tube of this color to each participating artist who attended the recent Women Artists of the West National Show in El Cajon, CA. I really enjoyed using this unique color today and will purchase another tube when this one runs out.
Okay, now I'm going to have to break out my torrit grey again. I got a free tube of it a few months ago and toned my canvas with it! It's a very unique color... Susan, this is beautiful! I was looking forward to seeing another horse in flight, but I am not disappointed.ReplyDelete
You are quite the master at rendering figures (both human and equine)! I love your paintings, and your blog! Definitely will return!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gina. In my workshop with Nancy Chaboun I learned that she uses an Old Holland color called violet grey to cool some of her mixes. This can be mixed using permanennt rose and colbalt with a dash of white. I like using that as well. I am glad you like the painting - thanks for commenting.ReplyDelete
Hi, Kelley, I am thrilled that you find my blog interesting and will return. Welcome and thank you!