For more than a year now I have been painting faces using only black and white gouache. One way I have finished the background is with a flat color.
|He's a Carhartt Man
Then I've tried creating a background that tells more of the story.
|One Must Always Wear Pearls
Trial and Error
Finally arriving today with the soft greens floating around her face, (notice green eyes) I have a story. You know that moment when you open a window and smell cool fresh air? It can almost feel like the outdoors is coming right in and surrounding you.
Comments are welcome and often very helpful to me as I struggle through the process of creating something that communicates to my viewers!