This is my first attempt using gouache to paint
portraits...which I think I'll find interesting.
...8"x 8" in size.
Began with mixing up a grayish neutral using casein
then proceeding over the top of that. So, a beginning
here. You can see the block-in of Connie starts with
shadows and light revealing the planes of the face,
and this is how Tim began...as well, so you see
something of where it starts...and where it goes.
I did not begin with a drawing, but just squinted my
eyes and seeing shapes, values, color...and start
right in painting.
Here a closeup of Tim's face thus far-
...by the way, in case of curiosity...no black pigment
was used. My dark here is mixed using Prussian blue,
Alizarin Crimson, and a touch of Ice blue...(all Holbein)