Medium: Oil on archival canvas wrap
Size: 24″ x 30″
I was fascinated by the contrast of the broken chair and the pose of the woman on her front porch. I kept the colors warm but neutral to focus on the subjects and keep the eye centered. The wooden planks of the flooring lead to the figure and chair and the background wood wall keeps the eye centered. By using the oils in a thin application, I can create a light atmosphere with almost a watercolor effect for the flooring and background. I kept my pallet limited in color until I got to the figure. I used a bit stronger and varied pallet on her so she would stand out and command attention to the eye but not so much as to be overbearing.