20 Sep Cowgirl in Umber
16 x 12 oil/canvas panel
I did this sketch today with just some Burnt Umber and Ultra Marine Blue. The white is the gesso showing through. I like to do these now and then, just for something different. Its like doing a charcoal drawing, only in oil. To be honest I’m not sure I like it that well. I wish it were warmer. Usually I do these in just the umber, but I love black shapes so couldn’t resist adding some blue. Also the arms have that foreshortening thing going on. I wanted her to look as if she were leaning forward, but to me she looks a little stiff.
Finally got most of these big canvases stretched. It’s a job if you’ve never tried before. I have a few deadlines coming up and am hoping to do something a bit larger.