Jesse with Her Hair Braided Up


Jesse with Her Hair Braided Up, a pastel portrait painting.

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The portrait depicts Jesse looking to the left of the painting. Her shoulders and breasts are bare, and her hair is braided up in an up-do. The lighting in this painting offered me the opportunity to paint the flyaways of of her hairdo contrasting against the dark background which also allowed me to paint the reflective lighting on the back of her head and shoulders. The color palette is somewhat monochromatic or duo-tone, if you will, and consists of cool highlights and mid-tones against warm shadows and has the feeling of being an antique portrait that was sepia toned.

It was originally featured in this blog post.

The original piece is 16 inches by 20 inches and is framed under glass. The prints do not come framed.

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