Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A3) (Unframed)
Here is Paula, one of my favourite models. Now that she ages, her form is delightful to paint. More soft and rounded, and she always sits in a very relaxed and assured way. Happy to be silent.
I had done some sketches and taken a few photographic images for this series, and I decided to play around with the colour values on one of the images. By hitting the dark tones I managed to get them to turn red, and I immediately liked this effect. I very much liked the way the natural tones emerged from the reds as islands of normal skin values.
So I decided to print off this image and work from it.
This is the result. i found it interesting. I hope you do too.