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kluge
11-17-2010, 10:51 AM
The Lady in White
Acrylic on canvas 16″ x 12″ (40cm x 30.5cm).

http://www.eddycrosby.com/2010/11/17/ladywhite/

hi everyone. Here's a painting i completed this week for an end of year show at Kustom Lane galley
http://www.kustomlane.com/

I created the texture using heavy modeling paste. this was put on with palette knife over the gesso before i started painting.

The darks in the curtain is a mix of burnt umber and ultramarine blue.

the gray/green shadows in the dress is a mix of white, a tiny bit of thalo blue and a touch of burnt umber.

Golden paints were used.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5182651841_75920491a4_b.jpg

Development sketches

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/5182654489_7851343579_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1414/5183254078_bc3ffa9118_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1307/5184086087_fbc24368e1_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5184088619_ab50b21e13_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1417/5184089843_c32ed6f75e_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5184690964_fce34089b9_b.jpg

*Violet*
11-17-2010, 05:25 PM
:thumbsup:

RainySea
11-17-2010, 06:17 PM
Nice. . . and I love how you showed all the stages and then the finished work and close ups of texture. VERY cool. TY

tonyjazz
11-17-2010, 07:55 PM
Thanks for posting the art process. Looks great. A story here.......

Eraethil
11-18-2010, 12:02 AM
Excellent!

purplepansey
11-18-2010, 06:27 AM
I Like it a lot, her eyes are beautiful and hair and dress look super. She reminds me of a gal who might be in one of Mickey Spillanes old books.

ladypainter
11-18-2010, 03:04 PM
Really love the texture in this piece. Very nice work.She looks so angelic to be holding a gun:)

kluge
11-22-2010, 01:25 AM
Thanks everyone for your feedback and kind comments

purplepansey, yes pulp covers were a big influence on this one. I couldn't edit my initial post so just in addition:

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This piece was completed for the big end of year art sale at Kustom Lane gallery in Hawthorn.

Check out all the details here
http://www.kustomlane.com/

My main inspiration came from pulp paperback covers from the 1960's (particularly artists like Robert Bonfils). Many of those covers not only had provocative imagery and titles but were painted in a rough dry brush that gave the artwork real energy.

In regards to the lady's appearance I was inspired by two animated movie characters. Ginormica from Monsters vs Aliens and Mirage from The Incredibles. Both have white hair that contrasted strikingly against their skin and i wanted a similar effect here.

In my first sketch i had her holding a wine glass but a gun seems more appropriate and in keeping with the pulp theme. It also creates a greater sense of intrigue. As you can see in my development sketches i had a lot of trouble with her face. Eventually went for cute younger look rather than a sultry appearance.

cheers

OkeeKat
11-22-2010, 01:56 AM
LOVE IT!!! Great work !!