Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mona Lisa Revisited

Tonight I started a new canvas with brush and browns. I love charcoal and have tried to get the charcoal feel with my brush and paint here. Tomorrow is our last time with this model and I wanted to get a head start(so to speak.)
Next feat is to get the flesh tones I need. I remember the great patch of reflected light under her chin - a warm red from the yellow and crimson shawls she wore. Also a bit of greyed smoky blue above left brow and under nose. Overall her complexion is a rosy brown with ivory tones. She must have taken a time machine from Leonardo's day.
Thought I'd better take a photo of this. Tomorrow with paint will be a whole new ball game.


  1. I love that this looks easy, even though I know better.
    Take me out to the ball paint.

  2. It makes me so happy to see your work here Liz. Talent runs in this family for sure.

  3. Hello, Liz, I see you enjoy painting people and plein air. Good. You've a graet sense of humor as well, good writing, I like that. I am good at reading between the lines, I hear myself in some of your statements. Let's keep in touch. Take care.

  4. I am also good at typos, I meant great sense of humor.