Red Green Complementary Color Portrait #6, Oil on Arches Oil Paper, 14X11 inches

Red Green Complementary Color Portrait #6, Oil on Arches Oil Paper, 14X11 inches

I thought this color and portrait exercise was going to be hard, if not impossible, because of the crazy neon green and red lighting on the model. But because she was lit from the sides her face was modeled with visible planes and shapes it was surprisingly easier than the previous red/green portrait experiments. It was fun to paint and I’m really happy with everything about it. Below is the reference photo and the teacher’s study. I enjoy seeing how he makes each painting look like a different person, using the model as a jumping off place rather than going for a specific likeness.

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  1. […] via Color Boot Camp Part III: Complementary Colors, Red/Green #2 — Jana Bouc, Artist […]

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  2. All i can say is, wow! Jana this is phenominal! Thank you for posting the teahcers,the photo ref and then, of course yours. How inspiring!

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  3. Hi Jana, So well done!! How ever did you get the neon look??? Thank you, C-Marie

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    • Haha. Thanks C-Marie! It surprised me too. But really it was just seeing the colors and painting what I saw, starting from knowing it was not going to be the usual “face” colors. When it all came together I was surprised and excited.

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  4. Very cool. I like it a lot

    Thank you, Nicole Carrier-Titti

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  5. Great work, Love seeing what you are doing.

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