Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Harvest Painting


I wanted to get something posted this week, just to give you all an idea of what I'm working on. This new painting is along the same lines as the historical harvest painting I did last summer for the Blackfoot River Brewing Company. This time the girls take front stage. Here is a sneak preview of the main figure, my daughter doing the modeling again. I dressed her up in a historical costume I made a few years ago for this very reason (although, by using my imagination along with research I gathered about 19th clothing, I changed it quite a bit.)
Also, I used Farm Maiden II, to get the right expression. I wanted her to have a distant, pensive sort of look, like any young woman doing manual labor along side her family. You may also notice some familiar figures next to her, borrowed from the previous painting.
I'll post more about the process in the coming days, then finally the finish.

2 comments:

  1. This is amazing! the look on her face pierces right through me, very intriguing to know what she is thinking.
    Kelly

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  2. Another great painting, Deb! The light, the colors! I like how you express the back breaking work in the bent woman, and the girl's tired stance and her pensive face. - Christy

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