|after rose and raw sienna glazes and some of the clothing|
|after a glaze of ultramarine blue|
i decided to start another painting and chose a photo. that i had of our granddaughter sophie as she wandered out into the bright sunshine after her afternoon nap. i liked the shadow pattern, the colors, the facial expression, and the memories.
started by drawing the face on a sketch pad and then transferring it to a piece of 15"X11", 300#, hot press, arches paper. i did this as lately i had been getting a lot of smudges on the paper with direct drawing and hoped this would avoid that......it did.
so knew that this was going to have to be high key in order to have the feeling that i wanted to convey.
|before over all oranger glaze|
|after oranger glaze|
i then did some more features with a desaturated version of this same color using cerulean blue to "brown" it down. the background was painted in a variety of single color glazes, starting from the right, including prussian blue, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, and mineral violet.
that's it for now.