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Vita Brevis, Ars Longa

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Red, White and Blue

12x18 Oil on Canvas
I had only about two weeks to get this painted for the Roots Exhibit, Artists of Pike County. I pulled out this photo of my neighbor's son, Gage, that I did quite a few years ago, taken in front of my very red barn.. Loved the way he would squint his left eye with his shy smile. He was so angelic looking. Now he is a very cute older child.
This painting was done with a very limited palette, using transparent glazes of rose madder, cad. yellow, and Cerulean blue to create the translucent skin. Background is venetian red.  I needed this to dry quickly. 

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