Still not where I want to be with oils yet , but still ... I think I'm getting there. I painted on a Burnt Sierra ground to warm up her finish - which is why she looked like a redhead for a time.
When I have been painting 'blondes' in the past I have tended to use a light-coloured background and then found myself having to warm up a pale face.
| 'Giselle' John Simlett|
Oil on Stretched Cotton Canvas
31 x 23.5 inches
(79 x 60 cms)
Giselle is one of those rare creatures that has naturally blonde hair and deep brown eyes (Italian great grandmother), and I think that allows the Burnt Sierra to glow through.