Monday, August 24, 2009

Silverpoint of a Woman's Head

Here's a new silverpoint sketch:

Sketch of a Woman's Head, 2009, silverpoint on tinted card, 10" x 8".

I mixed the silverpoint ground (a type of acrylic gesso) with a very little Mars Yellow. I like the way it came out -- the pale yellow accentuates the contrast of the silverpoint, which, being a low-contrast medium, is always useful. I'm not going to post this on my silverpoint blog (which has nearly finished its 50-drawing run), but am thinking of putting this piece in a small local exhibit coming up soon.

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