9 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Fabriano Aristico Cold Press Paper
I sat in front of a small mirror this morning and painting this. It was fun, challenging and a learning experience. I didn't sketch on the paper first. I laid down a very pale wash of Hansa Yellow Light, dried it and then sketched in the eyes only. The eyes aren't level and perhaps the mouth could be a bit wider on the right (viewer's left.) I guessed at painting my left eye because of course I was looking in the mirror but wanted the eyes to look off toward the right. Oh the blonde in the hair is mostly gray ha ha. and I have even more wrinkles than are showing here. It is hard to paint wrinkles, especially when one doesn't really want to *grin*. And yes, I really do have those deep circles under my eyes.