Thursday, January 10, 2013
JUST A SWINGIN'
"Just A Swingin'" Original oil painting, 6" X 6"
This is my great niece, Lyra. Her mother allowed me to use her photo as a painting reference, and I jumped at the opportunity. Admittedly, I was not averse to begging and pleading and even bribery! I wanted to work out what seemed to be a complex composition and figure out the foreshortening, since we know photos distort elements which are closer to us. I had planned to go farther with this study, but, once I decided on the adjustments I wanted, I decided on a larger painting and a more polished look.
I have been sketching and painting a lot of studies lately, with the idea in mind for larger works. I wasn't quite sure this would work on a larger format, so a few days later I sketched it on........taking forever! The larger painting is now a work in progress and will not be posted until this challenge is complete at the end of January. Please stop by sometime early in February and see how it has developed from this small study into a full fledged painting.
Posted by Debra Bryant at 4:45 PM