Day 75 at Home: This Beautiful Face

I loved this face as soon as I saw it. And I will be painting it again. Here is attempt #1.

Here are the first two washes. There’s an argument to be made for stopping at wash 2.

But I’m a maximalist. I love this last bit, the decoration, the detail. So I’m trying not to cover up the big brush marks and shapes underneath that I also love when I add the last bits. White gouache and a few of the darkest darks, all added with the smaller brush you see in the photo below. The rest of the piece is painted with the bigger brush, a half inch dagger from Rosemary and Co.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Day 75 at Home: This Beautiful Face

  1. The work of a master. A beautiful face indeed.


  2. Anneli Tre says:

    Thank you so much for explaining the process. The first photo really shows your big brush strokes in the beginning.Did you use big flat brushes for them?

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