Fama almost complete

I’m putting in the last details on the Fama piece, simultaneously working on the numbers paintings. Two photos here to show where things are going.

 confessio.jpg  famaface.jpg

I’ve added in some knifed on lead white highlights with a lovely transparent iron oxide laid into it while it’s wet to set the highlights back into the underlying flesh. I love the transparency of the oxide as it lays over and into the white. 

Here’s an earlier shot of the same face, prior to the blue glaze and highlighting: 

famadetail2.jpg 

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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