Wendy Jones
Fine art is the head and the heart and the hand together

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 20 Feb 2020)

Built up the face tones a bit and slowly darkened areas of the hair. I have determined that the eyes are a little too far apart, but I'll attempt to remedy that by adjusting the corners of the eyes slightly. I'm using several reference photos to help me figure out the colour of her skin which is somewhat yellowy according to most photos.

I encountered another issue when I started to build up the hair on the right side. I made her hair too full on the right. So I had to go in with negative space which forced me to continue work on the very challenging landscape features. This part will dry fully by next time and I can re-work the details later.


Overall, it is kind of ok. The trick has been to build things up in very thin layers. I have found my oldest scratchy brushes have been invaluable for sfumato blending. I've used only 3 brushes, and paint from leftover palettes so far which for some reason, is working pretty well..