Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Portrait Study in Brown, and Something Extra

Just finished my little portrait study yesterday.  Since the underpainting was very richly developed, I used mostly thin glazes of paint and gloss medium to finish her.  Making this painting reminded me of just how useful a detailed underpainting can be.  It's something I'm definitely reinstating in my working process. 

Also, here's a sneak peek at the other painting I've been working on.  She's not too far from being done herself.


  1. these are both wonderful. the depth of feeling you portray along with your light and shadows is wonderful.

    1. Thank you Tammie! Your words are always so kind.