My Sister, 6x6" oil
This week's challenge was tough! http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenges. For oils, only burnt umber and mineral spirits could be used. It's a value study or a grisaille, used by some artists for an underpainting. I worked on heavy textured gesso, thought it would be a good way to camouflage wrinkles. Q-tips, rags and brushes with mineral spirits were used for taking paint away. After I signed it, I discovered my meat skewer made really nice hair lines. Scraffito, an Italian word for scratching, is an ancient technique also used in pottery, and after mosquitoes bite. THIS WAS MY 100TH PAINTING FOR THIS YEAR!