Monday, November 15, 2010



 Here she is... the completed "Odette". (See the making of her here.) To finish her off I put a glaze of Burnt Umber over the whole thing in a very haphazard fashion. This helped even out and tone down the colors and gave it a richer, almost "antiqued", feel. You can't see it in this picture but the edges of the canvas are beveled and painted a dark brown-black that has been feathered into the painting. The effect is like torn paper edges, as if the portrait was taken from a larger picture or torn from an old scrapbook. When I was done with her I stood back and asked aloud, "So, what's your name?" Odette was the name that popped in my head so I took that as her answer. 

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