A Colorful Portrait: I Love Lavender!

January 11, 2023

Here’s a portrait from 2021 that I haven’t posted.

I can’t remember what the blog topic I wanted to address with it was.

I look at it now and totally fall in love with the hair and the beard again. I love how it seems to be moving up and around of its own accord.

If you were sitting with this person you would be rapt every time he said something because there would be so much movement. And you would want to sketch it all.

Yes there is green in that red-blond-brown hair. 

But most of all there is lavender. I love lavender.

Did you notice that this is really a secondary triad using an orange and green and purple?

Who knew I loved green so much?

Maybe it’s part of the cost of loving lavender?

Here is a detail showing some of the strokes, wet and dry brush, on drawing paper—a lovely drawing paper from Strathmore, but still just a drawing paper that didn’t wake up on this morning and expect someone to douse it with wet media.

I used an acrylic marker on the background.

Some textures are only possible in a painting if you paint on something unsuitable.

That’s sort of the fun of painting isn’t it?!

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The things I post on Patreon don’t get posted elsewhere yet—i.e., in the 3 years I’ve been writing that blog I think I’ve only posted one thing on RozWoundUp that was on Patreon—I promised subscribers I wouldn’t post elsewhere for 6 months from the original post date and I’ve gone way over that and created a trove of demos and information only available there.

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    • Tina Koyama
    • January 11, 2023

    I love your secondary triad, which is probably my favorite color combo of all time!

    1. Reply

      It’s a lot of fun to explore Tina. I have some gallery walls I’ve been putting together and it’s fun to see how everything works together because I used this triad.

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