Monday, January 14, 2008

My 2008 'Forgery'

It seems like only yesterday I was doing LAST year's Forgery for Spring Bull Gallery's "Fakes & Forgeries" show!  This year I'm going to try to paint the Mother & Child from Joaquin Sorrolla.  I was fortunate enough to see this painting in person last Summer and it blew me away.  It's very tonal, mostly all white, with notes of flesh color for the faces of momma and baby, and dark hair on the mom.   Should be VERY challenging, but if I do a good job, I've got one of my favorite paintings in the WORLD to look at every day (or rather Tim will, as it will most likely end up in his office!).  I'll post further developments of this oil painting as I go along.  This is the initial sketch.  When I get to the studio again I'll give it a very critical eyeball... looking to see if I got the relationships right.

2 comments:

Paula said...

the sketch is gorgeous...

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Thank you! I wish I could have left it a drawing - I started today to put color on, and feel like I lost the woman's face!