View Full Version : Limited palette study -WIP
07-26-2011, 11:20 AM
Portrait of my daughter using 6 colours , don't know if i will need more but good fun to try and keep with these
07-27-2011, 12:43 AM
Looks lovely and delicate. Assuming you are using oils?
Have come back for another look. Lovely delicate skin tones. I'm sure you'll adjust Leigh, but at the moment her chin seems out of line?
07-27-2011, 05:55 AM
Leigh, this is beautiful work- as always!
I am amazed that you achieved this without a blue. Love it!
07-27-2011, 06:19 AM
Thankyou guys :thumbsup:
Lulu , good point , if you notice the face is at a slight angle up and to the viewers left so there will be a bit of the flesh showing from under the jaw line so when I've finished you will see what I mean , nice crit thou :thumbsup:
Bethany I think I'm gonna struggle without the blue so watch this space I could be looking at adding it yet lol
07-27-2011, 06:57 AM
Skin tones are lovely and delicate
07-27-2011, 07:03 AM
07-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Thankyou guys :thumbsup:
bit more done todayhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2011/185744-IMG_3648.jpg
07-27-2011, 05:44 PM
07-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Beautiful! - kw
07-27-2011, 08:19 PM
Beautiful, such delicate work.
07-27-2011, 09:54 PM
As always just beautiful.
07-28-2011, 12:18 AM
07-28-2011, 07:24 AM
Leigh, the first time I opened this, I gasped with pleasure. I keep coming back to it--It's simply beautiful! I am also eager to see the work without blue. Sometimes I over-use blue in the shadows. This is gorgeous!
07-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Thankyou all for stopping by and leaving such great comments:thumbsup:
More done today , going a break neck speed now (thats a little bit faster than really slow lol)
07-28-2011, 11:45 AM
this is really gorgeous! Someone already asked and I'm also interested ;) - is this oils?
07-28-2011, 11:45 AM
This is looking great, Leigh. Looks like you have a life long muse there!
07-28-2011, 11:58 AM
07-28-2011, 12:12 PM
Cheers peeps :thumbsup:
Hi Jesse , this is oils , sorry i didn't see that question :confused: :D
07-28-2011, 01:07 PM
This is really lovely. I especially like the softness with which you have painted her sweater. The limited palette is working very well for you :clap:
07-28-2011, 06:43 PM
great one!! test 4 colors next time? ;)
07-28-2011, 10:00 PM
This is wonderful. Personally I think it would be more effective without the face on the t shirt.
07-29-2011, 12:36 PM
Thankyou guys:thumbsup: i think the shirt will be changed to something else
Done some more today , bit of a close up this timehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jul-2011/185744-IMG_3690.jpg
07-29-2011, 01:49 PM
Leigh,:) this is so lovely!!! Who makes Brilliant red? I have several reds but I don't have that one. Is there anything similar to it?
beautiful child, beautiful work! love how you are keeping it so delicate.
07-30-2011, 05:47 AM
Very nice work with this very limited palette. Delicate and the child is really a child. I guess you paint in very thin layers .... regards, Walter
07-30-2011, 11:45 AM
Thankyou everyone ,:thumbsup:
Nancy the brilliant red is a cheap student paint , tiny amount needed thou , good mixer
Hi Walter , i paint very thin indeed but it has its advantages of drying really quick
08-01-2011, 11:09 AM
08-01-2011, 04:39 PM
So cute :p awww..
08-01-2011, 08:36 PM
Your family is so fortunate to have you to do this so lovely work of them. Very lovely
08-02-2011, 11:58 AM
starting to put some darks inhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2011/185744-IMG_3736.jpg
08-05-2011, 09:53 AM
more done:D http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2011/185744-IMG_3769.jpg
08-05-2011, 12:58 PM
Delicate and subtle. A lovely portrait.
08-05-2011, 01:10 PM
Absolutely lovely. A very delicate touch.
May I ask about your surface prep? Anything special?
08-05-2011, 01:38 PM
Its exquisite. The softness of the piece really stands out. Limited palettes are wonderful to use I think.
08-05-2011, 02:53 PM
What a lovely work, Leigh! :clap:
Such a sweet expression, and you have done her face, all the features and the hair so well! :thumbsup:
Looking forward to seeing this develop; almost finished as is, to my eyes. :D
08-07-2011, 08:28 AM
Well nearly done but this is the last update , thanks all for your very kind comments:thumbsup:
oil on board 40x50http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2011/185744-IMG_3793.jpg
08-07-2011, 08:52 AM
08-07-2011, 01:31 PM
Lovely, Leigh! :clap:
Only one thing: I'm trying to decide if I find the polka-dots around the top of the background a bit too dark. I do like how you've done the ones from about her ears down. :thumbsup:
I know it's a matter of balance, and one wants the main attention to go to her face.
It's beautiful Leigh. So did you end up using any blue??
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