Lady with a Warm Glow

Lady with a Warm Glow     Oil     11 x 14    

This portrait from life is an example of a figure in warm light so warm colors which resemble fire such as yellows, yellow-oranges, oranges, red-oranges and reds are used to portray this temperature. Orange was the dominate facial color so it’s the complement of the blue that was chosen for the background and some shade colors in the hair. The white shirt has much yellow contrasted with a dull purple shadow making the light sing and feel like sunshine. Yellow & purple are also complements and work to support each other.