Oil on canvas 102cmx76cm
For the portrait of the young homeless women, I decided not to do the curtain of dreads that were part of the reference photo’s, but rather let her defiance scream at the world that judges her.
For the hair, I used a wad of tissue to rub out sections of the paint. Arc’s of movement. various shades and tones of Alizarin crimson and raw sienna for the face, with a grey of cobalt blue and burnt sienna to create the shadows of the face.