Wednesday, February 16, 2011

As I See It


 "As I See It" I would have to call this an illustration rather than a painting, although it does involve paint. I drew and shaded this woman in graphite on heavyweight cold-press paper. After spraying the drawing with a fixative, I painted it with very diluted acrylic paint in muted tones so all the shading would show through. Then I went back through with the graphite to add back in some of the dark shadows lost in the paint. The finished look makes me think of an old-fashioned colorized photograph. I love it when experiments turn out!

The smaller picture below shows it mounted and framed.

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