Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Russian Girl - original oil portrait painting by Connie Chadwell












The young woman in this painting was originally from Russia and she had such a sweet, yet melancholy expression, I thought. During the entire session, I attempted to get up the nerve to try some of my college Russian on her, but sanity prevailed and I never did. If I had blurted out the few words and phrases I remember, she would have had a look of utter confusion - an expression much more difficult to paint, I think.

I used oil paints on oil primed linen on board. Love that stuff. Thanks for looking. Oh, and it's 10 x 8".

8 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

I like the use of light colors in this one. A very moving piece.

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Anthony. I appreciate your nice comment!

Dar Presto said...

So elegant, radiant, and warm.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I really like these cool skin tones!

Connie said...

That's how the model was, Dar, so maybe I actually captured her. Yipee! Thanks so much!

Connie said...

Thank you, Bill, I was really searching for those blues and greens. And thanks for stopping by Hackberry Street Studio!

Carolann said...

This is a super portrait of a young girl with that far away look in her eyes. The soft colours are lovely.

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Carolann. Glad to see you here!