November 18, 2009

Different Strokes - Under the spotlight

My entry for the ongoing challenge at DSFDF. I love top views, even in still lifes. There is something that really attracts me to the top view of something, as opposed to any other normal view. This is a killer reference, for the view and the gorgeous play of light. I had a great time painting it, though the guy at the bottom was a complete nightmare. I could not get him right for the life of me, and after a dozen attempts I just left it at that. I worked and reworked that one face so many times that I lost patience after a while. Other than that face, I think this one turned out decent. Your comments are welcome!

Under the spotlight
Acrylics on Canvas, 11 * 14 inches
Copyright Nithya Swaminathan

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  1. Lovely!
    Pls host ur exhibition soon!!!

  2. Wow, this is a diffelult subject to paint. Love the way you painted this piece. -Sirkka-

  3. Nithya, I had to rework these faces over and over too, It was an incredible challenge and you did a great job with it. Love the colors you chose.


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