Red Lady (42 x 46.5 cm)
The artist had a strong sense of the subject when he painted Red Lady. It is well composed and in thirds, vertically.
The lady’s face, and her hand on the rail, have been positioned on the left two of the painting’s four ‘eyes’.
The complementary colour mix, red and various greens, accentuate each other, and the touch of yellow used on the right third of the painting, adds energy. The dark background is in contrast to the lady’s leg tone and the white on the hat and dress.
Brush strokes are smooth, and paints have been well mixed. The hat’s shape is emphasized and adds interest.
The lady’s stance tells us a little about her. She has attitude.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)