July 3, 2013

"Chloe" - redux

  "Chloe redux"  2013  Oil on panel  6" x 8"

Say, haven't I seen this before?  Well, yes and no.  It's true many artists return to an image now and again to explore new possibilities or variations on a theme.   As artists, we (hopefully) never stop growing and one way is to look at something that worked, or didn't work, in a new way.  So it is with little Chloe here.  I had multiple reasons for returning to this image, one was a long ago faux pas that I am trying to set right and the second is academic.  This painting was perfect for me to see the different effects between my old dutch palette with its myriad of umbers, ochres and siennas and my new limited "Zorn" palette of just white, black, cadmium red light and yellow ochre.  Is there a difference? I'll let you decide.  Personally, I find the new piece richer and more "late nineteenth century" than the older work which, while not without charm, lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

"Chloe"   2009   Oil on panel   6" x 8"


Laura Virella said...

More depth. I like.

martinealison said...

Charmant toutou !

Je trouve davantage de contraste dans l'oeuvre de la première photo.

gros bisous

Dorothy Bassett said...

I love the moodiness (is that a word?)of the new Chloe. The first is beautiful, but oh my my the second is exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

Deb O said...

I've always loved this piece, but do prefer the second version. Love, Deb

Anonymous said...

The new version. The gray in her muzzle and skin thru fur is more realistic to me. As, there are colors even in our white and brown