The blue of her robe is much deeper and has darker shading than these pictures allow for (Prussian blues and deep purples). The background and hair are well represented in tone, the hair is Prussian green, Ivory blacks and ultramarine blues as well.
There are also shadows of deep plum under her hair (on the robe) that are being washed out in this lighting.This painting looks foggy. It is supposed to look that way, she is in the world in between…between what we know and what we struggle to understand. Hence she is in and out of the fog that surrounds her.
‘The Key’ #6 in the Choir Series
18″ x 24″
oilsPainting extends around sides of canvas, no frame needed.
PS. A big Thanks to Cynthia who was my muse for this work. Her recent series of unfortunate events made me think of this subject again. So, thanks for the inspiration Cynthia…I hope you found your keys!