One of this weeks lessons was to paint a portrait using only a black Stabilo pencil, and white titanium paint.  The idea is to bring out the features by building up layers of gray and white over the black. This was much harder than I had anticipated.  As you can see...if you look closely, I reworked it so much that the paper became wavy, and it started peeling away on her lips :-O 
Regardless....I had a great time doing it, and I hope to make many more.  I love the simplicity of just the two colors. 

This is a scan of the painting I tried to follow, a Klimpt of course


teri said...

You did a fabulous job! I'm taking the class too; will post soon. xo

wanda miller said...

she is FABULOUS dahling! seriously. xo