Sunday, December 7, 2014

Anya Marker Painting (12-6-14) SOLD

"Anya," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $70

Well, I thought I'd try a different approach with one of our regular "Dames," using the techniques I've been experimenting with on the Ebay pieces this year.  Now, I wish I could get this blog to display the colors correctly, as the deck is white, not gray.  I've noticed that everything I post now has a gray cast to it, and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to change that.  How obnoxious.


  1. The deck looks fairly white here though not as blue white as the cap and shoes. Could be a monitor thing, Mister Perfectionist. ;)

  2. Hmmm. Being the proud owner of several monitors, I do see the pesky gray on all of them. Her hat does read as quite a bit whiter, as do her shoes and the white part of the base of the pole. However, the highlights on her body have that same gray cast to them. It could possibly be a warm/cool color thing with your scanner, where it has a problem with the whites in warm color areas, but not in the cool color areas. The white parts of her blue outfit and stripes of her shirt also read as whiter...even though her shirt is also red, it is a cool red. All this leads me to think it may be the warm yellowish/beige tones that may be the culprit in confusing the scanner, if that is in fact the issue (a color blind scanner...suppose it could happen). Either that, or some other software is wonky. Hope all this helps.

    As far as the painting itself, I really like what you have been doing along these lines and seeing Anya rendered in this more tonal, less graphic approach you have been developing is a pleasant surprise...she looks great! Even in your more "usual" work, you have been moving toward a more painterly application of the markers, creating more blended effects in the values and colors, all of which I think is paying off in these more straight up marker paintings.

    I can imagine the frustration concerning the gray cast (and it is frustrating), but on a lighter note, perhaps the Captain had Anya strung up as she is because she simply could not get the deck swabbed to his know, maritime justice and all that...