Tuesday, 7 April 2015

From the Hot Centre

I recently chose a palette of hot colour to depict a trio of Emu in the Red Centre of Australia. With these colours in mind I changed it up a bit replacing just the blue (from French Ultra Marine) to Manganese blue hue. My Winsor & Newton tube might have been quite old as it was really hard to get the colour out even though I stood it in hot water, anyway it came out very thick and didn't thin out easily when I added water????.
This is Brolga and a young Joey from the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. He may not think it looks like him but I feel I have captured the essence of what this inspiring shot I saw on facebook was all about and I thank him for kindly allowing me to use it. Should this work sell I will donate the price to his sanctuary.
The Protector
Saunders Waterford 300gsm Medium
38cm x 28.5

9 comments:

  1. Both foreground and background - done with such expert technique. Beautiful!

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    1. Ooh, thanks Terry encouragement from you is really appreciated. Don't think I will ever find faces easy but I guess the more I do will help

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  2. GREAT portrait ,dear Lorraine. You have painted life and soul of this young men! BRAVO !

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    1. Thanks Rita, I felt connected with what this image represnted

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  3. What a gorgeous painting, love the subject !

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  4. What a lovely painting! I hope that you will sell it to raise the sanctuary some money. Hug.

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  5. Wonderfully done Loraine! I really like the two faces next to each other!

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  6. I love the colors in the background! Incredible work on the double portrait and I do hope it sells!

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  7. Great colors in this!!! I love that background and the skin tones!!! This is really well done!

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