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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Portrait Of A Little Girl: Elena Running/ The Background

Elena Running
oil on canvas, 16x20
7th Session

The background in a painting can play an important part in the completion of a portrait by setting the mood and  complimenting the main character. One of the opportunities I like to take advantage of when possible, is to make the background a meaningful part of the visual story. The public garden in which Elena is running through marks a significant time in her life. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! This is just coming along so well, and is so striking!!! I LOVE it!!! Her dress really stands out against the green grass.