I was absolutely captivated by this dress and her position. The light was coming from the right hand side and was quite cool. This means that the shadows are relatively warm. It was a bit tricky for me to paint since the color transition were very subtle and there isn´t much contrast in value. It was a challenge but a real pleasure to paint.

I was really focusing on the edges of this painting. The softest edges are where two color masses meet that are very similar in value. For example where the lower front of the dress meets the light blue background.

 

Figure study (lll) oil on linen, 12 x 8in