Below is the finished painting of what several of you have called “Swing Girl”. I sketched this out in ink and colored pencil last week, and put her on a canvas over the weekend. This new phase of mine…doing silhouettes…sure is turning out to be loads of fun. I’m posting a few views of it, because one of them shows more of the blue than the other.
This background was a happy accident. I was putting gesso over a painting that I wasn’t crazy about and started to see a cool effect taking shape. After I got it how I liked it, I kept it for a while…not sure what to put on it. My sister suggested a girl with a kite. I wasn’t sure if I was up to the challenge, but I’m glad I decided to go for it.