After this painting was complete, I embellished the outside with raised paste, gold and white enamel. Although you cannot see it in the photo, I also put tiny white enamel dots like tiny beads along the edge of the head covering. Her name is Pearl.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This painting is from an old print I found in an antique store. Many of the portraits that I have done have tan skin and I wanted to try very translucent pink skin (like a pearl) with some blues and greens in it. When I paint, I set up some problem for myself in trying to stretch beyond what I have done before. I wanted to capture a likeness and a mood in a portrait but also in this one, I wanted to try to show other colors in the skin.