Re-Created Girl Looking into the Distance by Robert S. Lee


United States

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Size: 19.2 H x 15.6 W x 0.7 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

She has such beautiful gray eyes.

Signed, titled, and dated (12-30-16) on the reverse.
Personal seal on right.

I re-create what I see and paint artwork with a humane concern that connects Art with humanity. I begin to paint in slashing fast brushstrokes and pallet knife techniques using dark heavy colors to bright, clear, dazzling colors. It is the feelings and the colors that provide the essence of my images. I strive to create paintings with vibrant colors, intense marks, brushwork, line, composition, emotions, and energy. My paintings absorb light which interacts with the pigments and then caroms off the canvas displaying the feelings invested in the artworks. The colors, direction, and angles of paint work to create the expressive content.

I chose to paint portraits, but I needed to figure out who I wanted to work on. I decided against celebrities, because I didn't want to stand on the shoulders of others. I came up with two conditions: 1) The person had to be friendly. The girl had to be willing to chat and talk; and 2) the woman had to be beautiful. I needed a model who was pleasant to look at for several weeks as I did the painting.

This particular painting really gave me pleasure as I did the freehand drawing. I looked at a picture of her, but I also went back and forth looking at other portraits of the girl. Then after I finished the drawing I did the first coat of thin paint known as a wash. When this was dry I went back and did the second or third coat in thick rich paint.

In terms of preparations, I like to determine the size of the painting. Then I cut wood to make stretcher bars. (For this particular painting a friend from graduate school gave me an old painting.) Since the canvas had acrylic paint on it, I had to cover it with a coat of white gesso. When that was dry I did the drawing.

Keywords: S., Paintings, Pink, Pretty, Purple, Blue, Lee, Robert, Girl, Gray, Grey, Oil

Subjects: Women

Styles: Figurative, Modern, Portraiture, Realism, Fine Art

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Women Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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