Girl in a Hoodie – Study for a New Painting

Posted by Terry Hand on August 2, 2019 in oil painting, painting, portrait | No Comments

The simple hoodie, once banned in shopping malls, its street cred derived from the hooded attire of prizefighters is now ubiquitous. Yet these half hidden faces could belong to the figures in a Bosch painting or a sixteen century cloaked Venetian courtesan escaping in the night.

These oil sketches were made alla prima on small canvas boards with a limited palette as studies for a larger painting. The finished painting will use a classical approach with a grisaille base and layered glazes.

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