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Three women in Red


Three women in Red
Oil on Canvas

The 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.

I 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.

The 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.

Elizabeth Gordon-Werner

2816 Three Women in Red
Oil on Canvas
60.9 x 76.2 cm (24" x 30")

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