Here is a quick preview of the latest portrait I am working on. It has incorporated my newest fascination (such a kinder word than obsession) with paper cut art.
I have cut out some of this paper lace which I will probably use over the portrait. Really enjoyed doing this and it was an extension from cutting out my grevillea.
The person I am doing the portrait of is a lovely friend who has a fantastic style, I see her pattern as a beautiful, french baroque in clear, pastel colours, I am channeling the divine palette that was used in the movie Marie Antoinette. Then I will use the lovely lace overlay in dark grey, to give further style and mystery to the work.
As you can see I have only started to add the colour to the background, it is being done in oil pastels this time, for something different. I hope to make it a little soft on the edges rather than my usual crisp style, it is fun to break out the pastels again and they give a certain lushness to the work which is rather baroque.
I still longingly look at my lino cutting tools, but the wrist is still giving me trouble so I must keep away from them until I can get it sorted.