As promised, this is my portrait of Blanche Taylor Moore. Here’s a step by step process of how it came to be. First I started with sketching directly onto the canvas:
Then I painted a light grey wash over the whole canvas and just began to outline the darker points:
Now, more detail is added and something is slowly beginning to emerge:
From here I take the painting in sections (eyes, mouth, hair, etc.) so that I can see the true portrait developing. First I start with the eyes:
Next, I moved onto the general skin tone, mouth and neck:
Now it’s time for hair, which I love despite being extremely tedious:
And there you have it, obviously this is a very sparse walk through but it’s nice to track a painting from blank canvas to complete work. Due to lighting and camera issues I hope to have a good quality photo of the complete painting tomorrow.
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