Girl in Green

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Young Girl in Green has been one of my favorite paintings ever since I ended up with a fold-out poster of her from some French magazine when I was 11. A few years ago, my brother got me a 1000-piece puzzle of her that I spent the entire Sandy hurricane putting together. And recently I tried to reproduce her through my paper art.

I don’t know that this is a finished piece. I think I might want to go back in and add all the shadows – there’s so much depth that I’ve lost. But I do like her like this too, so we’ll see.

Also it’s quite a challenge for me to work from a painting – it feels similar somehow to the piece I did of my brother’s dog where I had to decide how to treat the shading – at what point does the gradient descend so far into black that I should no longer represent it with color? Anyway, this was a first attempt.

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