Monday, 10 August 2015

Tell a Story

Recently I found some faces for reference from Pixabay. My first intention was to paint this child's face in grey monochromatic values and tell the story in the background using colour.
I painted during my Open Studio event on Saturday and by the time 4 o'clock closing time had arrived I was just about finished. The little chap looked a bit ghost like left in grey so I stayed in the studio for another hour adding colour to his face too. The background is entirely from imagination and perfect for the title of the work.

Early Learning
Saunders Waterford Medium 300gsm
42cm x 32cm


  1. Oh my, Lorraine, what a sweet face, so well done. I'm glad you added the subtle color. Just perfect!

  2. This is delightful Lorraine. Great textures, colours and composition.

  3. Beautiful imaginative work, Lorraine! It makes me wonder what he is up to!

  4. he's adorable, Lorraine. And I love where your imagination went with this. All in an afternoon, too! Wonderful.

  5. I love the softness to your skin tones. What a lovely piece and the title is perfect!

  6. Your style is very beautiful. The expression on the child's face is wonderful.


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