Sunday, January 1, 2012

#48 Brazyl - One Hundred Alla Prima Portraits of American Teenagers

(Advice for other teens) "Set goals - whether they are short term or long term!" (If you could do or be anything you wanted...) "I would be the director of the FBI and investigate human trafficking."

Brazyl was serious young woman, obviously concerned about the human condition.  She wants to attend Georgetown University, and major in international relations. She was wonderful to paint; the cool tones in the shadows on her skin contrasted beautifully with the warm tones in the lights.

 I decided to try making the image X-large this time.  Usually I make them large.  I am not sure, and I would love to get your feedback.  Happy New Year!


  1. great painting, well balanced indeed in warm and cool tones. also love the little violet light on the forhead

  2. Happy New Year! Great model and great painting. I really like the large and small masses of color in this painting. She looks strong and confident, and with her eyes averted downward (very smart to avoid looking into that light!), it somewhat softens her demeanor. It's nice having the x-large image, but you can also view the large images you've posted as x-large by clicking on the image!