graphite on 400 lb Bristol
Sad to report, this painting has gone to a new home with a THIEF. It's flattering but one does wonder what motivates another to take something without paying for it. Please contact me if anyone tries to sell this to you. email@example.com
Original. Started with bleeding the 400 lb. paper in watercolor. I actually think there is more stand-out value in a simple drawing on stained paper. The grace of this pose and the delicate lace in the 600 year old collar compliments the effect of a little conte crayon and tiny dots of white chalk highlights. This also makes an amazing portrait as 7x5 inches fits nicely on a fireplace mantle.