Ray Bans

“Ray Bans” 6×6″ oil on Gessobord. Thanks to this lenadementieva of dA for reference photo.

I’ve been nursing this painting along for a few days. I considered it an interesting color study—I thought the reference photo (used with permission, of course) had so many fascinating colors, warm and cool, and a blue or green cast to them. I am not sure that this photo of my painting adequately captures what I was aiming for, though.

What I saw in the reference photo was a lot of cool pink cast, with some greens and blues in the flesh, especially the highlights. This photo looks like it has more orange in it. I see more subtle cool pinks in the painting.

Ah well, you can’t win them all!

It’s been a long, long day so I’ll leave this post brief for now, possibly adding more later.

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