women in Red
Oil on Canvas
painting was hard to photograph well - the faces are either
too colourless or too pink whereas in reality they are
flesh coloured. Perhaps that is something to do with all
the red in the picture.
looked at a lot of 18th Century paintings to see how they
achieved realistic skin colours and took from them the
idea of brown as a background colour.
colouring has given the painting an 18th Century feel
to it I think, even though the clothes are obviously modern.
The dark brown background has quite a lot of lemon yellow
in it, though you would never guess.