Friday, January 30, 2015

Girl in Pink

"Girl in Pink", 12 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
I've been doing portraits all this month and I am struggling! Sometime I scrape off a painting three days in a row and try over. But to do that and get anywhere, I need a focus and a goal and a new strategy. I'm working on figuring out what that might be. Currently I'm reading "Hensche on Painting." This painting is one that I had put aside a couple of weeks ago, and here it is now--on my blogspot!

PS--I just want to add that although I mentioned I was reading a book on Hensche, I didn't mean to imply that this painting was related to that reading or Hensche's methods of color painting. This painting is undoubtedly more of a colored tonalist painting--not what Hensche is talking about. It is interesting to study this distinction.


  1. You captured her pensive expression beautifully, but for me, the goose-bump moment is looking at the way you did her mouth. The lower lip just fits so fine in the structure of the muzzle.