I saw this young lady at the Smithsonian Portrait gallery. I liked the color of the wall and how the young lady was so casual in that formal setting. But as I painted it I realized the museum painting was a dark portrait and didn't work at all with this gal. Plus, I just didn't like it. So I walked around the Smithsonian National Gallery until I found a painting I thought matched her personality.
|Finished Painting (sold)|
The roughed in painting, first layer
- After this quick under-painting, I decided the green was too bright, I wanted more color in her shirt, and I wanted to change the painting from the wall.
- The beautiful Renoir replaced the roughed in18th Century portrait
- Changed the color of her shirt to blue once I decided on the painting I would use
- The wall was toned down
- Highlights & shadows were added throughout the painting
- A touch of light blue was added to the right to indicate a hallway and add more light to the painting and to balance the blue in the museum painting & her shirt
- Changed the color of her flip flops to red