Thursday, August 28, 2008

Got it covered!

I've said my initial approach to painting is to get the 'page' covered... although the page is a piece of white PFD fabric. So thats where we are now. Note this image will be cropped so the draped shawl fabric will as in the photo 'hug' the lower edge of the painting The background is blocked in and will be darkened in another later application. The photo background was black... BUT that seemed wrong to me. Black background.. black hair.... not the best for showing off this beautiful young woman. I chose a background color that would extend the warm/elegant feeling of the original photo... We are layering black iris (a black/purple ink no. 91) with Wine(ink no. 98). I have sure used a variety of inks and markers on this baby.

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