Sunday, October 31, 2010
I love to paint pastel nudes. It is an opportunity to be very creative with color. As long as the values and intensity work, there are so many different possibilities for colors. Pastels especially afford the opportunity to overlap warm and cool colors of like value to turn form in the subtle ways of the human form. I also think it can illustrate the concept of lost and found...by focusing in on the part of the figure where you want the attention to be and letting the rest support the painting but not compete with it. In this case the most vibrant colors and the most detail is at the hair and the cascading fabrics and fades in both value and intensity as we go towards the legs.