Abigail with Red Confetti
Oil on stretched canvas
30 x 41cm
12" x 16"
sorry this painting has found its forever home
Like many of my portrait paintings, I tend to avoid perfect realism, preferring instead to take up a square brush to render skin tones in fractured brush strokes. Abigail has been painted using the Zorn palette - just red, yellow ochre, black and white. This produces stunning shades of grey, mauve, olive, pink and salmon, and has become a focal point of my recent creativity.
This painting has a highly unusual textural and thick quality to it, allowing the portrait to be considered semi-abstract. It is essentially impressionist in style - the best view of Abi is as you step away from her. She is indeed serious in nature, however a small smirk can be detected in the corner of her lusciously full mouth.
The sides of the artwork are painted pale grey/pink, similar to the top right hand corner of the front of the painting. I can change this on request before delivery at no extra charge - just get in touch!
You can also see the process of how this painting was created on my instagram IGTV (eve.sellars)