Monday, April 25, 2011

A Child's Portrait in oil : "Pensive" by Cathyann Burgess

Pensive©2011C.L.Burgess oil on linen 8x6 nfs
Accepting commissions.
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Most of the time I prefer to work from life but with children,
a  photo will do.
It is also possible to get really wonderful candids to work from,
since kids can be very wary of the invasive camera when asked to "sit".
I created this oil painting from a photo that I used
 for a watercolor study last year.
See left. It took a year of looking and
more practice with color and children's faces to get to this stage.
This little piece took way longer than I would invest in an alla prima
but the subtlety required it and the layers of glazing as well.

I love painting people.

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