Anna

Nov 2016 oil on canvas

Nov 2016 oil on canvas

My daughter Anna. Again, I used a traditional palette for flesh tones and tried to keep the planes clean and free. Sargent says study Frans Hals if you want to learn everything about portrait painting. Top advice from a master. How to achieve credible flesh-tones from a few basic colours, and how to just ‘find’ the picture pushing the brush around in the paint, without the constraint of under drawing. The background – random point – happens to be a quote from Hals’ gipsy girl.

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