A Paradigm of Colors

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A nice change of scenery

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I got out of the studio this week to work on some wall embellishments in a old building downtown that’s being remodeled. The word is that it will be a dance studio, which makes sense considering the flowing, feminine curves that my client requested.


oil on wood

This panel is about 2×3 ft. I’ll be painting three of these and a larger 5×3 ft panel in another part of the building. I’m enjoying the free hand flow of the curves and the small, clean leaves.

Once I was back in the studio yesterday, I continued to work on a commission piece. It has required dozens of layers to achieve the effect I wanted. I started with multiple layers of gesso. Then I sanded it unevenly to achieve the look of natural highlights and shadows once the color is added. Next came titanium white layering. And finally, I start to add color: layers of burnt sienna, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow light and titanium.

acrylic on 18x36in canvas. All original art by jennifer loftis

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Written by jenniferloftis

September 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

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