February 27, 2013

Kimono, with Wallpaper

Here's the final of the kimono painting I've been working on.  It started out with just the model in the kimono, then I added the mirror, added the wallpaper, then the plant, and finally switched around darks, lights, warms, cools to arrive at this.  What I hoped for was luminosity and a rich variety of patterns to unify the painting.   What I resisted -- painting the face, painting the kimono's very intricate patterns and sacrificing feeling for detail.

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