A New Cut

I’ve commented before on my dislike for the design of the yellow dress, so it will come as no surprise that I’ve started re-working the surface of the skirt, starting with a Raw Umber mixed with a little Burnt Sienna. The pattern’s going to extend up the dress to the waist, perhaps with some tassels hanging below these pleats.

I’ve been admiring the Botticelli Madonnas again, and noticed that his colour palette tends to be very washed out, with very little bright pigment. His flesh tones tend to be minimal, mostly rendered with a touch of pink over a light velatura, then detailed in perhaps a Raw Umber for details and shade.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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