Here is a new picture painted this month (June 2014) entitled, a break in the clouds. Rendered in gouache and acrylic paints onto a 20" x 8" prepared cotton canvas.
Is this break in the clouds a person bringing relief to a situation or bringing comfort understanding or humour to a situation or to a person? Or is the break occurring for the person depicted: bringing a blue sky from out of a dark glowering one?
The skin colour is a mix of sienna yellow, crimson and white with a little dark blue for some shadowing, modelling and definition work. Lip colour is that mix without blue and with more red when needed.
The detail above shows the brushwork that produced the blue sky breaking through effect..