11x14 watercolor on paper. Extremely difficult medium for this figure. This woman reminded me of paintings of the Virgin Mary and yet her dark skin was such a contrast to that image.


Emma w/Headscarf

This portrait is 8x10 graphite and charcoal on paper. The subject is my daughter Emma dressed up in an old Japanese scarf. Look at those eyes!

Emma w/Headscarf

You can see that I have added quite a lot of detail. The eyes are the most important part of the picture so I wanted to get them right. When I was pretty sure of them I added charcoal over the pencil to get the deeper black.