Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Double Portrait WIP

I am progressing well with the painting. I decided to create a traditional dark studio style background. This was a challenge because I am using hot press paper. I glazed multiple layers of colour to create a mottled effect and had to wait nearly 90 minutes between layers for the paint to totally dry before rewetting and applying the next glaze to avoid creating a muddly mess. Once the background was complete I then started to underpin the facial features of mom and daughter. They both look a funny colour at this stage but the skin tones are yet to be added. At least they are starting to look recognisable.



  1. The background is absolutely magical! Well worth your patience.

  2. Yes the background is indeed magical. I am beginning to see how one cant rush things while using water colours. Thanks for sharing!