Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nude of the week 39: Nude in bright colours

This is a quick sketch in bright colours that I like.
I began painting with a large brush using dilute gouache on rough water colour paper.  Then I painted fluid outlines using fine brush and dilute Sumi ink.  As it dried, I worked with Inktense blocks (a form of solid ink), green, blue, red.
I saw cool green colours in the shadow of the flesh and warm orange highlights creating a line of shadow in the areas where they met.  I worked into this with clear water and a brush.
I wanted this painting to show the cool shadows and orange and blue-green as complementaries creating a dull grey natural shadow when mixed.
I love the way her feet intertwine.