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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bride's Maid


Ashley, 26x52" oil on canvas
This is my little sis, Ashley. I wanted her to get something special for highschool graduation. In this piece I was inspired by the trompe l'eoil genre and messed around with it. I used a BW photograph for the reference (which I do often) and found that by keeping the landscape in greyscale it actually helped push Ashley to the foreground - she almost leaps off the canvas! I let her lower body blend more into the surrounding area by leaving only light washes of pigment. It was hard to give away!

2 comments:

Ashley Kelley said...

This one is pretty much amazing :) Ha.

J.Kelley said...

I'm glad you like this, Ash. I think you'll enjoy knowing that people ask me if it's Jennifer Anniston quite often. Wow - I think your head is going to expload! :)