Woman in a Red Coat

Donald Cronkhite's avatar Donald Cronkhite

Aside from my interest in landscape painting, I have recently developed a serious interest in figurative painting. I have become increasingly interested in the subtle expressions of the human form that occur during a particular and fleeting moment. The goal for this picture was to capture the elegance of an fashionably dressed women surrounded by grand architecture for a large-scale realistic and expressive painting. To accomplish this task I made several studies of my model at the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn, Michigan. The architecture worked out well because it offered several different vantage points for creating dynamic compositions and the stone of the building contrasted perfectly with the model’s outfit.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.75"
  • Medium: Oil on Linen
  • Width: 52.5"
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 74.5"