torso in 2 colours- first painting for 2012

Torso In 2 Colours, acrylic on cribbed panel, 30" x 40"

As I have said previously, I am also a figurative artist; 2D and 3D.  This painting was an exercise in using complimentary colours- only two colours were used (plus white): sap green and quinacridone red, sometimes out of the tube, and sometimes mixed to achieve varying neutrals. I used a glazing technique of laying one colour over the other in layers, often mixed with clear acrylic medium.

On my easel now is a self portrait which will be numbered, as suggested, #101. Will share when complete!


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35 thoughts on “torso in 2 colours- first painting for 2012

  1. High River Arts says:

    I love everything about this one! The darkness, the light, the mood of the piece, the color – everything!!!!

  2. Wow. Move aside, Michaelangelo’s David. (Crazycrazy nice shadowing here.)

  3. artjen1971 says:

    This is beautiful! So is the subject matter (wink wink…)

  4. derekwied says:

    Reblogged this on I. Am. Cailen. and commented:
    Loving this photo

  5. hellenjc says:

    Excellent Scott…moody, casual, colourful.. body to die for ! Love the face, hair, clavicles, background…Class!

  6. This is an amazing piece of work. You are a wonderful artist.

  7. Wicker says:

    Very nice, I love glazing techniques myself. You did a wonderful job : )

  8. madisoncary says:


  9. Beth says:

    Nicely done! I love the richness you achieved with only two colors (plus white). Of all your posted work, this is among my very favorites.

  10. LadyT says:

    Wow! well done, great colors and shadowing as well.

  11. Emily He says:

    2 colors?!?! Really??! That’s amazing!

  12. xandreverkes says:

    Amazing!!! This is stunning… you are extremely talented artboy!! 🙂 **

  13. JSD says:

    Wow, what can I say that hasn’t been said? My reaction was ‘stunning’ and I see that was just said. Love your work!

  14. artboy68 says:

    Thank you very much JSD!

  15. Barbara says:

    WHOA!!!!! Your work should be very,very expensive, it is truly first class! What an amazing painting, it’s so intriguing! Very mysterious! Love it!

  16. Barbara says:

    shared on FB…

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