100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Lisa, /100, Carol Nelson Fine Art
There is an advantage to making my own rules. Remember, I said you don't HAVE to buy the portrait and that I would paint it in the colors I wanted, if I chose to paint it at all. Burt sent me a black and white photo of his lovely wife, Lisa. Color is an integral part of this project as it is in all of my paintings, so what was I to do in B&W?
Her face is three colors: black, white, and Paynes gray (which I love, btw). Any other color you see on the face is because there is a pink underpainting that shows through a bit. The hair is every other color on my palette!! What a blast I had painting this!!
You might think she just stepped off a spaceship from Pandora, but I think of it more of a study in color theory. Very modern, creative and edgy. Actually, I think Cindy Lauper's hair looked very similar to this on a recent episode of The Apprentice.
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