David Rock­well, water­color and gouache, 5 x 5" (13 x 13 cm)

International Artist - - Station Points -

In Cush­ing, Maine, I visit the Ol­son House, a fa­vorite paint­ing spot for An­drew Wyeth, ac­ces­si­ble to visi­tors through the Farnsworth Art Mu­seum in Rock­land. Wyeth’s nephew David Rock­well is sit­ting in the din­ing room. He grew up in the com­pany of his un­cle Andy and Christina Ol­son, the model for Christina’s

World. As he shares his pho­to­graphs and me­mories, I paint his por­trait in gouache. The back­ground is trans­par­ent water­color and I use more opaque gouache on the face. The light­ing is a form of split light­ing, with cool win­dow light from the left and warm light from the right, leav­ing dark planes in the cen­ter of the face.

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