|Frances Adelaide Hamilton, ca. 1901|
Stories about long-ago family members can be frustratingly incomplete.
| Step 2|
I began working free-hand with a #12 pointed round brush and a very thin wash of Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna. I blocked in the background and added a few shadow details. Once this dried, I used successive layers of wash, occasionally using a darker wash for emphasis. I have found that multiple layers of thin, pale washes are most effective when rendering vintage portrait sketches.
I added facial details with a #3 pointed round brush and a wash of Burnt Umber and Permanent Rose. Using that same brush and a dark mix of Burnt Umber, I added more details to show her softly curly hair, and to heighten the shadow contrasts. Finally, I touched the eyes with Manganese Blue.
|"Frances, ca. 1901"|
7.5" x 10" transparent watercolor
available at my Daily Paintworks gallery