Figure 6    oil on linen    16 x 22 inches

Figure 6        Oil on linen        16 x 22 inches

The thing I wanted to try and capture most was that area round the chest and the expression on her face. I found all those little shadows and structures around her collar bone quite fascinating. I was most interested in the drawing in this painting which meant that I didn´t give that much attention to the color, although I tried to stay true to the values. I was playing around with edges quite a bit in this one. Letting colors of the background melt into the figure and vise versa. I think it give a nice abstract feeling to the piece.

I am starting to be more and more attractive to figure and portrait painting. I find these two subjects the hardest, and the highest forms of painting there is.