Thursday, April 15, 2010

Facepaint update II

More layers. 

I'm building the skin tones and starting to lay in the hair.  I think the right eye is pretty much where I want it to be.  Its in deep shadow but still has a hint of catchlight there that I want to remain very subtle.  This girl has freckles too and I want to indicate those as well under the makeup but not make them prominent.

The scarf of course needs more work to develop form.  I don't know if I'm going for detail of the knitted fabric on it, likely not.

Each time I pass by this image I see something new.  The piece is a little unnerving, perhaps that direct baleful look that has that effect.  But having an effect on the viewer is all part of art I think.


Billie Crain said...

This is looking great, Jeanette!

Pat said...

Hi Jeanette, I love following the process.

Gayle Mason said...

I'm enjoying watching your progress.
The face has a haunting look that makes me wonder what thoughts are running through their mind.
I wouldn't do any detail on the scarf, you don't want to distract from the face and the image is strong enough not to need anything else.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is a "Wow" piece, Jeanette! Great job.

sharon said...

Beautiful watercolor! I love it, it has such impact!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Billie

Glad you could drop by Pat.

Yes there's a story somewhere behind this face Gayle. I think you're right about the scarf too.

Thank you Elizabeth. The face does pull you in, doesn't it?

Sharon, thanks. A few more layers this weekend and it should be done.