Friday, November 30, 2007
The Blue Boy
This is a painting of my best friend's 3 year old son, Pinter. I worked in tandom with his mom selecting an appropriate colour scheme and image (done from a photo) to portray Pinter in a painting that looks of it's time. I began with a blue-grey wash drawing on a blue-grey ground. In the second stage of painting (the dead colouring) I painted Pinter's portrait with oranges and browns, leaving the blue wash drawing in the background and showing through in parts of the dead colouring. Artistically the end result was a blue painting (the background and clothes) with a complimentary anomoly (orange flesh). When looking at the painting the anomoly catches your eye and thus focuses your attention on the face of Pinter.