Friday, July 22, 2011
I usually plan better than this but since the portrait photo is quite recent and I was rushing off on a painting trip, I had created a drawing only of the important female image as the background in the real photo was basically a blank plastered wall (boring). So here I am figuring out what might frame her image. One of the things I found fascinating in the Baltic region was the thick wall stonework and interesting windows... So I added that to my drawing. Thank goodness I had a ruler with me for the window elements. I started painting the stonework by "messing up the stones using the misted fabric and light value inks of slightly varied coloration.