10x8 Oil/Linen Panel
I did this study yesterday to work a few things out before I start the 30x24 version today. This idea came about when my friend and Photographer, Jeff Banning, shared his photo of a Brazilian dancer. It is a wonderful photo full of life and movement, so with his permission, I used this as my reference... In the study I repositioned her feathered boa for the composition of the painting and changed the lighting source to be coming up at her from below. The study, another new concept for me, helped me pull my interpretation together and has given me a better idea of where I want the larger painting to go, in regards to color and mood ... we will see what today brings!