Jane Crosby - Artist

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I'm always fascinated to see how a work of art emerges during its creation process, and sometimes when I'm working in a painting, I take a few potos along the way. Here are some of my most recent painting, The Lady and The Teacup, on exhibit at the FCA Gallery April 17 to 29, 2018.


I start with a fairly detailed drawing, and usually begin the painting with the more complex areas:

Adding the black frame starts to balance the composition:

Now you see the lady and the pearls:

I brightened most of the colour, warmed it up with some yellow ochre, added the cast shadows - and it's done! It took about a month to complete.


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