I didn't intentionally make the background so close to the skin tones. That sounds ridiculous since I mixed the paint. What I mean is the light, airy feeling of the subject dictated how I thought the background should look. Mixed it up, brushed it on, stepped back and there you have it!
This oil painting paper is so fascinating! The paint responds totally different than anything I've ever painted on. I've been tempted to stop using because it challenges me in ways I'm not sure I want to deal with. However, the results are so interesting that I'm going to stay with it.
Something went terribly wrong when I was working on this. When I stepped back to look all the proportions were off. I grabbed a brush and started literally pushing paint around. The final outcome is much rougher than I usually paint but I love it!
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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