I don't really have a title for this one yet, so for now we'll just call it Alla Prima in Brunaille. This is the 4th alla prima, and I think I will make a series out of these since I kinda already have. Each of these are small 14x11 inch portraits, and so far each one has focused on a certain principle or idea. This one being in muted color, and mostly in burnt umber (en brunaille). The previous one, Disheveled, is an example of a limited palette, also with muted colors. The one before that, Lady in a Red Scarf, was a portrait showing the effect of chiaroscuro, or light-shadow contrast. And the first one I did, just simply called Alla Prima Portrait (study) was one that demonstrated two light sources. So basically, the shadows were right in the middle of the portrait.
So anyway, I hope you like this one, and stay tuned for more to come!
Alla Prima in Brunaille
oil on canvas