Vivid Pink

5 Apr

05 pink

I’ve been re-using some experimental work I’d been doing, that I wasn’t happy with. I’ve been taking the boards, prepared with rhodamine red and lemon yellow oil pigment, to different places. I took one to my weekly life-drawing session yesterday and drew this 30 minute pose in black and white conte crayon with a few highlights at the end in white oilbar. I like the foreshortening in this pose and I think I’ll probably be using it as the basis of other pieces of work, maybe a large monotype?

I love Rhodamine Red. I had a tin mixed for me, it was expensive but it goes a long way. When the pigment is applied thickly, it’s a very deep rich red but thinning with plate oil or linseed and it becomes a rich vivid pink.

4 Responses to “Vivid Pink”

  1. gabrielgarbowota April 6, 2013 at 15:21 #

    A compelling piece. The figure is well-rendered, and the colors are obviously impactful.

    If you were to use this piece as a basis for future work, consider being a little ‘choosier’ with the white highlights. Pick a few highlights (ones that really ‘describe’ the form best) and only paint those. Perhaps one half of the face and one side of one breast. Leave the rest out – they lessen the overall impact.

  2. Hansi April 6, 2013 at 14:49 #

    That is Hot!!!

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