Monday, April 23, 2012

Red bow


I really had fun painting this!

Oil on canvas board, 40.7x30.5 cm

WIP

13 comments:

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Excellent I love it ,love the contrast of the brown background wash and then the thick white paint of her bonnet.

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you Roger!

Erik van Elven said...

Great job Arto! It really shows that you had fun creating this. Always nice to see a WIP.

Albert. S said...

Very nice work, Arto. Luv your freshness with paint. What kind of bristle brushes are you using?

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you, Erik! This was a painting that flowed from start to finish. It's always nice when that happens.

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you, Albert! For this piece I used three brushes: one large bristle brush, about two inches wide, for the background. One a bit less than an inch wide synthetic filbert (Ivory line from Rosemary & co.) and last an about 1cm wide synthetic filbert (Eclipse line, Rosemary). I also used a painting knife.

From Belgium with love said...

Someone posted this on facebook and I was lucky to find it here on your blog. Super portrait !

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you!

Vandy said...

What a charming painting. I can see why you say you had fun with it. There's a real sense of freedom and innocence in the figure. Lovely.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

As I have said before I really like this painting and therefore have put your name,and this painting,forward for nominations at http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2012/12/nominate-best-picture-of-people-on-art-blog-2012.html#comment-form , as one of the best portraits done during 2012 by an artist with a blog.

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you Vandy!

Roger: I'm really honored that you nominated this painting of all the excellent paintings made by many great artists in the world! Thank you for your support.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your MaM Award. I was happy to vote for this lovely piece.

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you Barbara, and thanks for voting for my painting!