My beautiful daughter Noël, sitting on a stone wall near the Garden of the Gods. Painting by Robin Tillman
I took a series of photos of my oldest daughter a few years ago and I’ve been wanting to paint these images for a long time. This painting is oil on masonite.
The initial sketch. Masonite board 30″x24″.
I used a color palette inspired by artist Larisa Aukon.
Beginning to block in color of the stone wall.
Blocking in receding dark colors.
Detail of dark colors.
Blocking in flesh tones.
Colors and flesh tones.
Experimenting with colors.
Detail of background colors.
Building layers of colors for stone wall.
Detail of Noël’s dress.
Detail of figure.