22 January 2012

Corona Solis (golf)

 15" x 22", watercolour, 2000

Ashley returns to the Sunflowers series with her back turned to us (my choice; so you can see her shoulders and the dangling part of her necklace). I actually took some time and specifically placed those strands of hair in front of her face like that, leaving a gap to reveal her eye.

Early sketch.

As always, and well after the photo shoot, I did a few sketches to determine what the background and sunflower arrangement would be. The above sketch was before I decided to include the oval element as a "window" set into the matrix to show the flowers. It also shows that this painting was originally going to be the 8th painting in the series ("hotel"), but, for some reason, it got moved up to "golf."

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