Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gaby Zilinskaite , 16" x 12", oil on linen

Gaby is Academy's administrative Assistant who is also the first face to greet at the front desk with a smile.

Gaby usually keeps her long hair tied up but she let it down low for posing. So I decided to use a 16"x12" canvas instead of 12"x12" to include the length of her hair as a part of composition.

Seeing much light-green in her blond hair, I intensified the red background for stronger contrast. Gaby held her pose well and steady while maintaining a gentle tilt of her head throughout, which added an interesting gestural expression.

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