Saturday, July 11, 2009

Silverpoint on Blue & Ochre

New image:

Woman's Head, Looking Down, on Blue & Ochre Ground, 2009, silverpoint on prepared card, 11" x 8.5".

I didn't heighten this with white as it didn't seem necessary.

I was originally gessoing this with blue, but I ran out, so I finished the priming later with an ochre blend. I like the way it came out, it adds to the ethereal, ghostly quality of the piece.

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