A FORUM OF DISCUSSION, CRITIQUE AND SHARING WITH CANADIAN ARTIST BRIAN SIMONS. THE ARTIST'S WORK CAN BE SEEN AT HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.briansimons.com
hey Barbara, great to see you here on the blog. This is just terrific, I remember the photo in the workshop. You did a wonderful job! I'm so impressed. The background, I would gray that burnt sienna down with a bit of ultramarine blue. Seems a bit loud (chroma) and detracts from all the beautiful warm and cool grays in the figure, but other than than I love it! WELCOME TO THE BLOG!!!!Brian
Welcome, wow. This is great. I can't believe....well I guess I can, believe that this is the first couple of paintings for you Barbara. Brian has a way of bringing out the artist in us. If it were mine i probably would have made the T shirt white, as the jacket is so interesting.
Thanks so much for the comments and words of encouragement. I will tone down the background a bit by adding some ultramarine blue.
Great work Barbara! The cartoon on the shirt in the context of a painting really makes me laugh... I love it!