Tuesday, December 24, 2013



15" x 15"
Oil on mdf panel
[click on the image to enlarge]

Emery is now 9 years old and a precious, wonderful young lady.

Technically this painting is done with what is sometimes called a Zorn palette. I wanted to try a portrait with this limited palette.

Anders Zorn, a Swedish artist, did much of his work in the nineteenth century. He was noted for beautiful skin tones in portraits and nudes. There is some controversy about exactly what his palette was and how often he used it but general agreement about the basic choices.

Overall I am pleased with the lustrous quality of Emery's portrait. I attribute that to the palette and some to a variation of glazing. I chose the mdf for the ultra smooth surface it provides.

Rebecca took the basic photograph that underlies this painting.

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