Red Hair

Red Hair one

I have been meaning to paint a portrait of Kate since she dyed her hair to this copper/cadmium red colour. An opportunity to get me back to the easel arose with an offer to exhibit at this years Glasgow Art Fair with Ailsa Art Gallery. I have found it a battle to commercialise portraits into a form where paintings could sell as heads rather as named people. This one, I think, creeps towards that idea but isn’t quite there yet.

Oil on board 12″ x 12″

~ by David Reid on March 24, 2015.

5 Responses to “Red Hair”

  1. Love the red hair!!! Looks like you enjoyed painting it?

  2. Gorgeous Kate, gorgeous painting. I think the expression you captured here is so engaging and hints at so many possible stories and trains of thought that it’s plenty universal. The contrasting short-stroke brushwork on her skin and the long and lively lines of her hair work to bring amazing energy to such an otherwise contemplative head shot. Love it.

  3. Fabulous, love this choppy paint application

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