tickle my fancy. This portrait of Elizabeth was done from life at a session a week or so ago. Elizabeth is a long and lithe and terrific model....very beautiful. She was wearing a necklace comprised of hundreds of beads, a red vest and a black sequined bra. I used vine charcoal to render the portrait. At home, I thought about the pattern of the beads and chose a Moroccan design for the background. Red watercolor washes overall. The beads were intensified by dipping a pencil eraser into printing ink and pressing them onto the surface. Patterns and jewelry are a woman's armor, weaponry if you will... peaceful decorations that celebrate beauty and love.
Pattern recognition and musical patterning are functions of the right brain.