Saturday, March 19, 2011

Aged in Grace

This is from another shot from the WetCanvas RIL--such a pretty lady, isn't she? I'm learning how to handle the shaded areas without making mud, which isn't easy. I love that gouache allows me to completely wash off and begin again in places where its needed. Her right cheek (on our left side) has had multiple passes, as well as her left eye, which I relocated several times.

Yes it is only 3.5" x 2.5" in size. Here's a shot to show the scale:

It's painted on white Pastelmat, giving it a softness that this face invited. Hope you like it!



  1. Absolutely superb Deborah.

  2. Very sensitively and softly rendered!

  3. Doug, thanks so much. That is a delight to hear!

    Thank you, too, Mona. :)

  4. Boy Deborah, you are really doing well with these portraits! I love this one! exceptional in every way!


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