Thursday, October 29, 2009

Amber in Profile

Amber has the most incredible long red hair, and I really wish I could work with her more often. Her career makes that difficult, but I think there might be an opportunity coming soon. Here I was mostly interested in her delicate profile. I slightly exaggerated the contours of her shoulder for interest. I also like the series of parallel diagonal lines created by the locks of her hair, the strap of the dress, and the arm on the right. In simple compositions like this I enjoy looking for these kinds of structural elements to make the design hold together.
oil on gesso panel, 6 x 6 inches, 2009


  1. You capture the hair beautifully. I think this is another favorite for me.

  2. She is a beautiful creature to look at. She has this awkward beauty that people crave for in art work. She innocent looking, with a sense of hunger for something more. You capture her beauty very well and yes her hair is wonderful!