9 x 12 inch mixed media on canvas paper
Derek Jones has been doing these amazing portrait drawings using charcoal and gesso, so I wanted to give it a go. I worked with charcoal and gesso for her face, but it just wasn't happening for me., so I added color.
HOW does he do it? Here's a photo of it when the face was strictly gesso and charcoal. Perhaps my trouble was the area was too small to work in.
Thlipsi in progress
The colors were inspired by this painting by Gina Brown. I love the soft color of her recent creamy rose paintings. Gorgeous.
There is a lot of texture with the crackle paste in her gown and the background and molding paste in the foreground. I stamped into the molding paste and then colored the lines and leaves with pencil and ink. I also took the end of my brush and stamped into the crackle paste in the upper portion of her gown.
This painting had a Greek feel to me and she looks sad, so Thlipsi seemed fitting since its meaning is sorrow.
I hope you have a great weekend! Thank you for your visits and comments as always.