Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ashley Holding a Carnation

Ashley has a great sense of style and always brings wonderful wardrobe and accessories selections to the studio. I liked the simple brown dress and the complementary wristband. I used the horizontal of the floor and baseboard in this composition to anchor the vertical mass of the figure and at the same time echo the outstretched arm. The sunlight shapes on the wall help integrate the figure to what would otherwise be too much empty space.
oil on gesso panel, 6x6 inches, 2009


  1. For me, I am immediately drawn to the sunlight patterns on the wall which blur and soften my focus, then I can actually feel the sunlight warmly blanketing Ashley.

  2. The shadow patterns on the wall add such a nice touch.