|folds /shadows on her dress: manganese blue,|
carmine, raw sienna
here are some of the intervening steps between when i last posted and now regarding this painting. again i will let the captions carry the day with the exception of one thought about the background. i am usually drawn to more organic shapes in the background of these but in this case there was going to be the more geometric shape of the pedestal table so i decided to break up the background into geometric shapes. its sort of taking a page from ted nuttall's playbook and i think works here better than my usual doodling.
|starting shapes for background|
|darkening right background shape and|
putting in pedestal table shape
|close up of face at this stage|
|bringing everything up to value slowly|
|at the present time: probably finished with face and dress|
just a little more on background to go.
i added red stripe on upper right for interest and balance.