5" x 7", Oil on Gessoboard
This is my intepretation of a photo posted on the Rookiepainter art challenge blog. Because of a three week deadline, I painted as fast as I could. I took the photo while the paint was still wet. Despite all the rushing to get the painting in on time, I'm proud to say I got less paint on myself than usual!
I had a heck of a time rotating and cropping the original photo to come up with a composition I could live with. Given the colors that I could see in my recomposed source image, I decided to use a limited palette. I used only Burnt Sienna (M. Graham), Ivory Black (Gamblin), and Alkyd Titanium White (M. Graham) to render the image.