Lady in Bustier

Woman in Bustier 12×16 Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

This painting began as a black and white photo, but I wanted to make it more than sepia tone. Painting it is color with it’s various color nuances was interesting. The lighting is dramatic and I can remember taking this photo in my studio years ago. I like it and I like the painting.

After I’ve worked for days on a very serious portrait as above, I most often select a photo to paint which easily allows me to PLAY – as was the case below. It creates a kind of balance within me. There’s the desire to just throw paint around. Any color, shape or brushstroke is almost acceptable, although I still attempt to achieve overall color harmony and composition. Lots of thick brush strokes are providing texture which of course does not photograph well. I did have fun! Hope you enjoy both. Hope you are very well. Winifred

Loosening Up

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  1. Bonjour Winifred,
    Love to see your work and read about how you develop your paintings. Merci. September in Spokane. A beautiful day here, sunny and blue skies and the leaves are not yet falling. Hugh had heart valve repair surgery two weeks ago. The surgery was successful and he is getting stronger each day. Hopefully able to attend his 50th Naval Academy Reunion in Annapolis in the first part of October. Mom has fallen several times lately. New living arrangements need to happen. Life goes on. Bisous and love

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