Friday, October 22, 2010


I wanted to paint Renee today.
this is from a photograph I've had since high school.
I worked in Zorn palette. It was tempting to use
blue, but didn't. I'll tweek some things, but this is pretty much it.
8"x 8" oils on gesso'd board. 3 hrs.


martinealison said...

J'aime le regard de Renée, pensif avec sa bouche ronde et gourmande. Plein d'innocence dans ce portrait, tout ce que j'aime.

Cindy said...

Exquisite! Great use of the Zorn palette.

Celeste Bergin said...

so pretty! I understand Zorn used black and white to achieve a blue like color. This is a beautiful tribute to your "babe".

billspaintingmn said...
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billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Everyone!
I'm working on understanding color, the Zorn palette is very helpful!
I will paint from photos, as I have them, and
can redisign them to something different.
Stapleton Kearns has been posting some rather interesting stuff on this matter.
I want to be a "picture maker", I'm already a story teller!

Heather said...

Dad, this picture captures so much! I love it!