Wednesday, October 29, 2014


I saw a phrase on a bottle of wine describing the contents - "fruit forward". I have adapted the phrase to COLOR FORWARD to describe the work that I am trying to do in painting. This most recent portrait (oil on canvas - 20"x16" - 10-27-2014) illustrates it pretty well. No more searching for perfect skin tones. I want color - gobs of color. Yeah, there is a lot of orange and green in this. Cadmium green is my new "go to" green. As far as I am concerned, painting is all about color. And, oh yeah, I'm going to move the nose a little to the right. What do you think?

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